On their way home from a successful victory against the King of Norway and Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth and his friend, Banquo, encounter three witches on the wild moors of Scotland. They hail Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor, and when this prophecy comes true, Macbeth recollects another title they addressed him by: King of Scotland. The seeds of ambition have been planted in his heart, and Macbeth, at the urging of his wife, embarks on a path of deceit, lies and murder from which there is no return.
About the Author
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, and in his twenties, went to London, where he had a successful career as a playwright, poet and dramatist. He was part owner of the famous acting company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which later became known as The King’s Men. The author of seminal works such as Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth and Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote numerous plays and sonnets which are read and celebrated all over the world, nearly five hundred years after his death.
Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1616 at the age of fifty-two.