Macbeth is the name of a disease, a dangerous epidemic. Unlimited desire, greed, and violence are some of the symptoms of this disease. These symptoms are not easily diagnosed as they aren’t seen on the surface but are born inside polluted and corrupted minds. The disease has evolved through a hidden agenda that is dangerous, complex and full of instigation and conspiracy. When it finally erupts, the violence destroys mankind. The eradication measures taken up against this dangerous disease through literature, arts, science, and religion have failed to reach inside the mind from where the disease originates. Macbeth is the ugliest version of the human species in the world today.
Born in 1948, Ratan Thiyam is a writer, director, designer, musician, painter and actor.
In 1971, he enrolled at the National School of Drama in Delhi and gained a reputation as a powerful director and actor. He later served as the president of the same school from 2013-2017. The Chorus Repertory Theatre, which he founded in 1976, is one of India's most renowned contemporary theatre companies. Its home base of Manipur State in the northeasternmost region of India has since become an international center for contemporary theatre.
He is an International Committee member of the Theatre Olympics and was artistic director of the 8th Theatre Olympics.