The challenge for audiences of MacHomer is to keep up with Miller’s rapid-fire, virtuoso delivery of some sixty-odd impersonations. The result is MacHomer , which opened to fringe festival acclaim in and has been touring North America, Australia, and the UK ever since. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Miller has performed the play in over cities around the world. The supersaturation of this play with such allusions, together with the surprising amount of original if playfully delivered Shakespearean dialogue, suggest that, in at least two important respects, there’s more and, simultaneously, perhaps less going on in MacHomer than what Richard Burt has called “dumbed down Shakespeare” Unspeakable Shaxxxspeares , 5. Initially, Miller worried that lawyers for The Simpsons would try to stop him from performing the play.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Somebody get the Ritalin quick! According to Miller, he does “half of MacBeth because you can only carry the joke so far. Conversely, the Washington Olympian reported in that “Miller contacted Fox Both sources are sufficiently popular to have made the macho,er a consistently sold-out success. At the time, Miller was performing in a production of Macbethplaying the minor role of Murderer No.


At the time, the play “was a very basic version with a few slides and me at a mike stand. The Simpsons Do MacBeth”. The early version of the play was more of a stand-up comedy routine, but init machlmer expanded into a theatrical production. He said, “That’s a small role, so I had a lot of time to sit backstage and concoct ideas, one of which was to make fun of our production.


According to Miller, “next thing I knew, Matt Groening was shaking my hand, was giving me his blessing and was telling me he’d do all he could to help me continue my show. Dr Hibbert should prescribe a nice lie down.

Firstly, to make sense of and fully appreciate the humour in Miller’s show requires an audience to be sufficiently familiar with both the Scottish play and the extensive cast of The Simpsons. When the producers found out that Miller was also at the festival, they invited him to a cast party.

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Within three minutes you suppress the urge to scream, despite the fact that Moe and Principal Skinner turn up as the witches, when surely Marge’s sisters Patty and Selma were born for the parts. Certainly, Homer as Macbeth is an everyman for ages to come as he utters such immortal lines as, “Is this a dagger I see before me or a pizza? This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat Infor the 10th anniversary tour, Miller further revamped the play, adding new songs and characters, and incorporating videos.

MacHomer has received largely positive reviews from critics, with praise going to Miller’s impersonations. Miller performs the various roles using voices from The Simpsons characters, using more than 50 voices.

He even killed Kenny. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. What am I doing here?

MacHomer: The Simpsons Do Macbeth

Conversely, those ‘ d’oh! According to Miller, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is a fan of the play and gave him macjomer to perform it.


The London Free Press. MacHomer has been re-written a number of times. Janos Gereben of the San Francisco Examiner praised Miller’s performance, but felt that “It’s an often funny, entertaining series of vaguely related sketches, held together only by the performer, not the material. Retrieved from ” https: Like his predecessor Rich Little, Rick Miller has a gift for performing comic impressions; unlike his predecessor, Miller has transformed this mode of stand-up comedy into a rather more ambitious performance: The challenge for audiences of MacHomer is to keep up with Miller’s rapid-fire, virtuoso delivery of some sixty-odd impersonations.

T here is one awfully long minute at the beginning of Rick Miller’s soliloquys-a-second Macbeth – set in Springfield – when, in the immortal words of Homer Simpson, you think, “Doh!

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Machimer lighting and stage design are by Beth Kates. MacbethVerdi discography MacbethBloch. It’s the best situation I could have dreamed of. So while the content remains mostly Shakespearean dialogue albeit cleverly butcheredthe form adheres more closely to the spirit of The Simpsons TV show, with its snappy banter, barbed asides, and the verbose road signs, banners, billboards that litter the mediascape of the show’s middle American machomr e. Miller first conceived of the idea inwhen he was performing in a production of Macbeth.