About This Clip
Metal Macbeth is the first Shakespeare work by Gekidan☆Shinkansen. “Macbeth” performed on heavy metal sounds was the birth of a new kind of “Macbeth”. Kankuro Kudo, the most sought-after and up-and-coming writer in Japan, has done the adaptation. With his contemporary sensibility, he has transformed the Shakespeare’s dialogue-rich masterpiece into a song-driven story.
“A metal band in the 80’s and a Mad Max-like near future intermingle in an eye-opening “New Macbeth”! In the year 2206, after innumerable slayings and destructions, a heath littered with dead bodies and rubble was left. Three eerie witches manifest themselves in front of an invincible General Randomstar that ESP Kingdom is proud of. They leave a prophecy saying, “All of your future is scripted in this compact disc”. It was a CD made by a heavy metal band named “Metal Macbeth” whose prime was in the 80s”.
Masaaki Uchino, Takako Matsu, Mirai Moriyama, Yukiya Kitamura, Jun Hashimoto, Shoko Takada, Macoto Awane, and Tsunehiko Kamijo
Director – Hidenori Inoue
Writer – Kankuro Kudo
For more information about the stage performance in 2006, visit Gekidan☆Shinkansen.