Marlys Edwardh stars in The Macbeths’ Appeal at Stratford
Marlys Edwardh defended Lord and Lady Macbeth at the Stratford Festival Forum’s production of The Macbeths’ Appeal this weekend.
Macbeth is playing at this season’s Stratford Festival. This past Saturday morning, Lord and Lady Macbeth (Ian Lake and Krystin Pellerin) appeared before the Supreme Court of Stratford in the Crown’s appeal of their acquittal of the murder of King Duncan, on the basis that they were not criminally responsible “due to insanity driven by politics.”
The Supreme Court of Stratford was presided over by the Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, and Justices Andromache Karakatsanis and Russell Brown, also of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Lord and Lady Macbeth were represented by Marlys Edwardh, who argued that the Macbeths were “bewitched” and could not be held responsible for their actions. She called expert witness Dr. Bob Rae, who testified (hilariously) about the deleterious effects of political ambition on the workings of the human mind. Donald Bayne, who defended Senator Mike Duffy earlier this year, represented the Crown.
You can read a review of the performance here and watch the performance below.