Plot Events: Banquo suspects Macbeth, but he still hopes that the witches prophecy may
also come true for him. He promises Macbeth that he will return in time for the feast, and
then leaves Macbeth alone on the stage. Macbeth reveals his
Plot Events: The witches gather on the moor to meet Macbeth. He makes then
promise to answer his questions. The witches conjure up magic apparitions which
at first comfort, and then alarm him.
Plot Events: The Witches meet again, and Hecate, the Witches leader scolds them
for speaking to Macbeth. Hecate orders them to meet her at another time, when
Macbeth will come to ask for more knowledge.
Plot Events: Macbeth and his wife welcome the guests to their state banquet. The
Ghost of Banquo appears, but only Macbeth can see it. Lady Macbeth and the other
guests are startled by Macbeths strange behaviour.
Plot Events: Macbeth and his wife are both worried. He tells her that he is going to
take some action, but wont tell her what it is.
Plot Events: A third murderer appears unexpectedly, and helps to murder Banquo.
Plot Events: Lady Macduff questions Ross about her husbands flight, and then tries
to explain the situation to her little son. A messenger warns her to flee from the
palace, but its too latethe Murderers rush into the room.
Plot Events: The battle continues. Macbeth meets young Siward, and kills him.
Macduff hurries in search of Macbeth. Victory is proclaimed, and Malcolm is made
Plot Events: Lady Macbeth suffers from a guilty conscience. She walks in her sleep
and dreams that she and her husband are murdering King Duncan.
Plot Events: The battle is at its height when Seyton brings news to Macbeth that his
wife had just died. Macbeth doesnt grieve, because he feels that life is
meaningless. A messenger tells him that Birnam Wood is moving towards the castl
Plot Events: A section of the army marches towards Dunsinane. The leaders
discuss their enemy Macbeth, who is showing signs of panic.
Plot Events: Macbeth tries to comfort himself by recalling the witches` prophecies as
he is told of the approaching armies. He discusses his wife`s illness with the Doctor,
and then goes off to battle.
Plot Events: Malcolm and his soldiers draw closer to Dunsinane.