Supercontext: Throne of Blood

This 1957 Japanese samurai film is a postwar adaptation of Shakespeare’s MacBeth, but we learned that it’s also tapping into historical theatrical techniques and criticisms of nationalistic self-destruction. We turn to other writers and scholars for help unpacking these symbols we don’t know much about, while learning just how universal this critically acclaimed movie actually is.

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