A production by Welsh language national theatre company “Theatr Genedlaethol” has been broadcast live to cinemas for the first time.  Audiences at 11 cinemas watched Macbeth live from Caerphilly Castle on Tuesday. Repeat screenings with English subtitles will be shown until April.

Arwel Gruffydd, the director of Macbeth and artistic director of Theatr Genedlaethol, said it was important to make Welsh language theatre accessible to a wider audience.

Students wishing to study English or Modern Languages may wish to think about the relevance of minor languages and whether explicit teaching or promulgation of theatre and the arts is necessary in today’s modern world.  Applicants to English may also wish to think about the difficulties of translating Shakespeare and the cultural variations of this well-known play if adapted for a Welsh audience.

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