Don Fleming, editor
Run Time: Under One Hour
Doubling is possible
Originally produced in SCT’s Summer Season
Audience Recommendation: 11+
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.
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 plays. The Summer Season scripts, inspired by classic works, were specifically written for students in grades 4 through 12 to develop acting and other theatrical skills.