Kaleidoscopic Witches: Streaming the Folger Theatre’s Macbeth
The COVID-19 pandemic closed theaters globally for over a year. Some companies continued to serve the public good by making available streamed live-captured performances. One such offering is the 2008 Macbeth codirected by Aaron Posner and Teller. The production emphasizes the horrific elements of the play and conceives of the witches as skeletal monsters who strongly evoke associations with dark tourism fixtures, such as the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Italy, and the Pirates of the Caribbean amusement park ride and film franchise.