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The Weird Sisters (1 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

Scotland in the 11th century. Macbeth is leading the army for King Duncan against the invading Norwegians and a group of Scottish rebels. Once victory is secure Macbeth and Banquo set off to bring King Duncan the good news.

All Hail, Macbeth! Thane of Cawdor! (2 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

Macbeth and Banquo arrive at King Duncan's camp to relay the news of the victory. They are met by three nobles - Lennox, Ross and Angus - who tell Macbeth he is the new Thane of Cawdor

Daggers for King Duncan (3 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

Dunsinane Castle. Lady Macbeth is reading a letter from her husband. Her ambition for Macbeth is clear, but so too her concern that he is not sufficiently ruthless to take matters into his own hands. Macbeth arrives and Lady Macbeth makes it clear she wants him to kill King Duncan that night.

All Hail, Macbeth! (4 of 8) King of Scotland! | Macbeth | BBC Teach

King Duncan's body is quickly discovered and the nobles run from room to room waking the castle. When Malcolm and Donalbain learn of their father's murder they want to be avenged immediately. Macbeth appears and tells the princes that Duncan's own servants are responsible and that he has already killed them

A Trap for Banquo (5 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

The day of Macbeth's coronation is to end with a great banquet to which all the nobles are invited.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (6 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

Ross and Lennox meet on the walls of Dunsinane and determine to leave Macbeth's side in favour of Malcolm and Macduff.

Preparing for Battle (7 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

Night in Dunsinane Castle. Lady Macbeth's servant has summoned a doctor to witness her mistress sleep-walking. It is clear that Lady Macbeth is deeply troubled

Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane (8 of 8) | Macbeth | BBC Teach

Macbeth is about to go to battle when he is informed that Lady Macbeth has died