MACBETH by William Shakespeare – abridged by Valerie Goodwin

£3.50

Shakespeare’s tragic story of greed and ambition is presented here in an abridged version by Valerie Goodwin.

The words are all Shakespeare’s – this shorter version should appeal to those with who are looking for an introduction to the Bard and may be of interest to schools and youth groups.

A large cast can be trimmed down with doubling.

Description

CHARACTERS

KING DUNCAN

MALCOLM – Son of Duncan

DONALBAIN – Son of Duncan

MACBETH

LADY MACBETH

MACDUFF – Scottish Lord

BANQUO – Scottish Lord

FLEANCE – Banquo’s son

LADY MACDUFF

YOUNG MACDUFF

LENNOX – Scottish Lord

ANGUS – Scottish Lord

ROSS – Scottish Lord

MENTEITH – Scottish Lord

CAITHNESS – Scottish Lord

3 WITCHES

SEYTON – Servant to Macbeth

SIWARD – Earl of Northumberland

HECATE – Queen of Witches

3 further WITCHES

APPARITIONS

PORTER

GENTLEWOMAN

DOCTOR

OLD MAN

GHOSTS OF KINGS

SERVANTS, SOLDIERS & ATTENDANTS

 

RUNNING TIME

APPROX 70 MINUTES

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

This version of Macbeth was first presented by the Bridport Shakespeare Company in 2017

PREVIEW

Preview available here

Additional information

Cast Breakdown

F3, M20+

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