translation Stanisław Barańczak
music Abel Korzeniowski / Jacek Grudzień / Piotr Domiński
lighting Jacqueline Sobiszewski
video Neurotic Group
projections Bartek Macias
fight arrangement Michał Stanisławski, Mirosław Okniński
magic effects Maciej Pol
pyrotechnic effects Piotr Krzyczmonik
cast Cezary Kosiński, Aleksandra Konieczna, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik / Danuta Stenka, Tomasz Tyndyk, Michał Żurawski, Jacek Poniedziałek / Roman Gancarczyk, Jan Dravnel, Mirosław Zbrojewicz / Waldemar Kownacki, Piotr Głowacki / Sebastian Pawlak, Eryk Lubos / Hubert Zduniak, Christian Emany / Janusz Chabior, Tomasz Karolak / Piotr Rogucki / Agnieszka Podsiadlik
premiered: 19/20 May 2005 TR Warszawa
Macbeth is awere of the nightmare. (...)That has to mechanism, fascinates by its very terror and inevitability. Whereas nightmare paralyses and terrifies. In Macbeth history, as well as crime, is shown through personal experience. Crime is committed on a personal responsibility and has to be executed with one's own hands. History in Macbeth is confused the way nightmares are; and, as in a nightmare, everyone is enveloped by it. (...) One wades through nightmare, which gradually rises up to one's throat.
"I am in blood. Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er"
History in Macbeth is sticky and thick like a brew or blood. (...) Everyone in this play is steeped in blood; victims as well as murderers. The whole world is stained with blood. (...)
Blood in Macbeth is not just a metaphor; it is real blood flowing out of murdered bodies. It leaves its stains on hands and faces, on daggers and swords. (...) But this blood cannot be washed off hands and faces. Macbeth begins and ends with slaughter. There is more and more blood, everyone walks in it; it floods the stage. A production of Macbeth not evoking a picture of the world flooded with blood, would inevitably be false.
Jan Kott "Shakespeare Our Contemporary"