DD140554 is a newspaper clipping of a review of Macbeth (1971).
Lady Macbeth--or just Miss World? Theatre by HERBERT KRETZMER THERE WERE two Shakesperian events in London last night but neither of them, I wager, would have brought the glimmer of a smile to Stratford - on - Avon's favourite son. The prospect of Alan Dobie as Macbeth prompted a fruitless journey to Greenwich. Mr. Dobie is a virile and menacing actor, but his voltage is at a dis- ---- appointingly unelectrifying level in this bleak and rambling production. Many of the speeches under- taken by the cast, except Mr. Dobie, are gabbled at such a rate as to be unintelligible. And in Hildegard Neil's Lady Macbeth we have a Scot- tish queen so pretty but so inadequate that she looked more like the winner of Mecca's Miss World competi- tion than a reigning monarch. This poor evening persuades me that Shakespeare in London is perhaps best left to the Old Vic and the Aldwych, with their long experience and superb resources in men and money.