Macbeth, Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, tells the story of a Scottish Army general who receives a prophecy from three witches that tell him he will one day be the king of Scotland. Through Lady Macbeth’s persuasion and his own ambitious thoughts, Macbeth murders King Duncan and seizes the throne of Scotland for himself. He then begins a reign of tyranny, and continues to commit more murders to protect himself. When the witches tell of more prophesies and Macbeth sees apparitions, it is the beginning of his demise. In a final battle with his rivals, Macbeth is beheaded and a new man, Malcolm, is crowned king of Scotland.
Don Fleming, editor
Run Time: Under One Hour
Originally produced at Seattle Children's Theatre
Audience Recommendation: 11+
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This script was originally developed for Seattle Children’s Theatre Summer Season, an acclaimed program in which student actors and theatre professionals come together to produce polished play. The Summer Season inspired by classic works, were specifically written for students in grades 4 through 12 to develop acting and other theatrical skills.