[The Tragedy of] Macbeth

William Shakespeare (play)
Roman Polanski (director, screenwriter)
Kenneth Tynan (screenwriter)
Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw (starring)

London: Caliban Films, Circa 1971. Draft script for the 1971 film. Copy belonging to publicist Ted Gilling, with his name and address in manuscript ink on the title page, and his annotations in manuscript ink throughout, noting filming locations.

Roman Polanski's stark, bloody adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama of murder and ambition in medieval Scotland, co-written by noted dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and financed by Playboy Enterprises.

Shot on location in Northumberland and Wales.

Red untitled pictorial wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriters Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan, and playwright William Shakespeare, noted as copy No. 9 in manuscript ink on the top right corner. 121 leaves, with last page of text numbered 120. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with undated pink revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three silver brads.

Criterion Collection 726.

[Book #159778]