If a trip to Shakespeare’s homeland isn’t on your winter travel agenda, no big deal: Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring the Brits to you. As part of its National Theatre Live series, the organization hosts two big-screen showings of the London company’s Macbeth this month, granting theater fans an opportunity to see Kenneth Branagh play the villainous title role he must have waited decades to age into. Fans of Branagh’s turn directing Thor, stand down; Shakespeare’s tale of magic and murder quickens the pulse just as reliably. And since the showing takes place at Sidney Harman Hall, you can rest easy knowing that your seat won’t be sticky like at the multiplex. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $10. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. Also shows Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

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