The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth ★★★

There is nothing inherently "wrong" with the The Tragedy of Macbeth. The performances are strong and Joel Cohen's direction against stark and minimalist sets brings an other-worldliness to the classic story. However, I find the true-to-Shakespeare at times tedious. Shakespeare was a writer whose philosophy was "why say it in 5 words when you can say it in 20." I find his dense prose easier to read than hear, and The Tragedy of Macbeth lacked that something extra to transcend that denseness into something I could fully enjoy.