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Great Performances: Macbeth

“Macbeth” is taken out of its Scottish context to offer an allegory of war and the quest for power in the modern world. Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS-HD.

Director Rupert Goold adapts his gripping stage production of Macbeth - with Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprising their Tony-nominated performances - into this edgy film adaptation, which relocates the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century netherworld.

Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS-HD.

Great Performances

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