Thursday, June 29, 2006

Toil, but worth the trouble, Mac

BY LINDA WINERNewsday Staff WriterJune 29, 2006

MACBETH. By William Shakespeare, directed by Moisés Kaufman. Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater, 81st Street east of Central Park West. Free, available only on day of performance. Call 212-539-8750. Seen at Friday preview.

Of all the Shakespeare known to high-school students, "Macbeth" is the most in need of a New York rescue. The Scottish tragedy is a great bloody read, of course. But judging by decades of disillusioning productions here (Kelsey Grammer and Alec Baldwin, anyone?), we may be forgiven for concluding that this is a thankless bulldozer of a power play, despite its greatest-hits anthology of famous phrases

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