Pinguin Classics
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Returning victorious against rebels in Scotland, Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. They say he will become thane of Cawdor and then king, and Banquo's sons will be kings too. Lady Macbeth urges him to kill King Duncan and he murders him on a visit to the Macbeth's. Duncan's sons escape and Macbeth becomes king. To thwart the prophecy, Macbeth orders Banquo and his son to be killed, but Fleance escapes. Banquo's ghost haunts Macbeth and he seeks out the witches.

William Shakespeare was born in 1564, lived in Bishopsgate, London, and then Stratford, and died in 1616. He married Anne Hathaway and had three children. The play was thorugh to have been first performed before James I.

Author: Cliff Cobb, United Kingdom
Update on: Aug 2023