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William Oldroyd paints a cinematic portrait of 'Lady Macbeth'

A 19th century heroine battles provincial boredom, dabbles in adultery and ends up with blood on her hands. This literary archetype takes on a new life in the form of Katherine, the protagonist of director William Oldroyd’s début feature film "Lady Macbeth". He joins us in the studio to tell us why he was inspired by the Russian novel "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" and we chat about feminism, classical theatre and sidestepping the clichés surrounding period drama.

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