This Lib Guide supports the year 9 Shakespeare study of Macbeth.
Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.
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William Shakespeare brief biography, pictures, quotes and related articles.
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LADY MACBETH: THE POWER OF DEADLY PERSUASION ABC Education resource. Includes 5 minute video and discussion quesions.