Macbeth's World of Deception and Betrayal

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

About this Item

Heaney talks about Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' on RTÉ's school programme.

  • Title
    Macbeth
  • 1st Broadcast
    06/03/1975
  • Contributor
    Seamus Heaney (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:00
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Telefís Scoile
  • Clip title
    Macbeth's World of Deception and Betrayal
  • Extended description

    Heaney talks about Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' on RTÉ's school programme. He explores some of the key themes and characters for the benefit of students studying the play. "The whole language and imagery of the play imitates and expresses this world of deception and betrayal... that Macbeth has brought into being." Words deceive, appearances deceive, but Macbeth embraces his damned destiny.

  • Information

    'Telefís Scoile' was an educational television programme that gave school lessons in maths, science and literature. It was first broadcast on 4 February 1964 and continued throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Drama, Education, Telefís Scoile, William Shakespeare, Macbeth
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1975
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LX4323
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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