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Macbeth... IN JAPAN!!!

Kumonosu Jō (Spiderweb Castle), distributed with the English title Throne of Blood, is Akira Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Kurosawa fuses Shakespeare's plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in Sengoku-era Japan. The Macduff subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure, General Washizu Taketoki (Toshiro Mifune)

Has been adapted as a play for the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.


Throne of Blood includes examples of:

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