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Ethan Hawke to Play Macbeth on Broadway This Fall

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03:  Ethan Hawke attends 2013 CFDA FASHION AWARDS Underwritten By Swarovski - Red Carpet Arrivals at Lincoln Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Swarovski) Ethan Hawke.

If you saw Before Midnight and thought, I like watching Ethan Hawke talk a lot, but I really wish it were in iambic pentameter, then, boy, do we have news for you! It was announced today that Hawke will be playing Macbeth on Broadway. His take on the Scottish play will open on October 24 at the Lincoln Center Theater. If you want to know what to expect, watch the very thorough PBS documentary he made about it below, in which he says it’s a part he always wanted to play. How bad do you want to, Ethan? Enough to kill a king!?

Watch Macbeth with Ethan Hawke on PBS. See more from Shakespeare Uncovered.

Photo: Bryan Bedder/2013 Getty Images