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Orson Welles' "Voodoo" Macbeth

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Uploaded on Jul 11, 2006

Newsreel of Orson Welles' all-black adaptation of Macbeth.
Produced by the Negro Theatre Unit of the Federal Theatre Project ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_... ) of the Works Progress Administration ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Pr... ).
Jack Carter (he would later appear as Mephistopheles in Welles production of Dr. Faustus): Macbeth
Edna Thomas: Lady Macbeth
Canada Lee (he would later appear as Bigger Thomas in Welles production of Native Son and before the blacklist had a brief Hollywood career http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Lee & http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0496938/ ): Banquo
Maurice Ellis: Macduff
Eric Burroughs: Hecate
drummers led by Asadata Dafora

http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id...
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fedtp/ftm...
Production notebook, playscript, and related documents from the digital collection The New Deal Stage at the Library of Congress.

To anyones knowledge has there ever been a revival?
Well apparently there was in 1977, the Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theatre revived the production, starring Lex Monson and Esther Rolle.

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