Directed by ROMAN POLANSKI
Screenplay by ROMAN POLANSKI and KENNETH TYNAN
No sound, no fury. Instead, a palpable sense of clammy despair and an eerie surrealism. The milieu is torn from Polanski's imagination and flung into some medieval limbo. The visual images are often gripping, but the poetry of the playas well as its force is missing.
Shakespeare's Thane is a man possessed by his own craving for power. He is destroyed by the evil within himself, not, as Polanski would have it, by witchly auguries of doom. Polanski is most at home dealing with...