Andrzej Pagowski. Makbet (Macbeth) (Poster for Warsaw production of William Shakespeare's tragedy). 1981

Andrzej Pagowski Makbet (Macbeth) (Poster for Warsaw production of William Shakespeare's tragedy) 1981

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With its themes of murderous ambition and the corrosive effects of evil, Macbeth has been a popular play in Eastern Europe since the early nineteenth century. Polish Romanticism and the theater tradition that developed out of it have a strong political dimension. Pagowski's poster emphasizes the king's embattled position as well as his increasing fatalism in response to forces beyond his control.

Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.
36 5/8 x 26 1/16" (93 x 66.2 cm)
Gift of Susan Hornik
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