Shakespeare aficionados will cheer the opportunity to see this TV record of Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed 1976 stage production.
The Scottish warrior lord Macbeth (Ian McKellen) has all the qualities required of a monarch except the right of natural succession. Beloved King Duncan (Griffith Jones) will naturally bequeath his crown to one of his sons, Malcolm (Roger Rees) or Donalbain (Greg Hicks). But Macbeth has overweening ambition and Lady Macbeth, (Judi Dench) on his side, and once she learns that three prescient crones have predicted that MacBeth is destined to be king she urges him to seize the throne by any means necessary. The Macbeths form a plan that...