Thursday, July 7, 2011

Breaking Macbeth down into tweet-able bits!

Part 1: I.i.
Three witches get the story started.

Part 2: I.ii.
Post battle, Captain and soldiers alike praise Macbeth’s accomplishments and acknowledge him as the new Thane of Cawdor, however Macbeth is not present and not yet aware of his new title.

Part 3: I.iii.
The witches call Macbeth the Thane of Glamis (which he is), the Thane of Cawdor (which he is, but does not yet know), and the King of Scotland (which he is not yet). They tell Banquo that he will father a line of kings, but will not be one himself.

Part 4: I.iv.
Macbeth meets with King Duncan and receives his new title as the Thane of Cawdor.

Part 5: I.v.
Lady Macbeth reads the letter from Macbeth revealing his new title; she begins to plot the path to the throne.

Part 6:
King Duncan arrives at Macbeth’s castle.

Part 7: I.vii.
Preparations for the feast at Macbeth’s castle honoring King Duncan begin; as does the Macbeth’s plot to overthrow Duncan.

Part 8: II.i.
Late in the evening; Banquo and Macbeth discuss Macbeth’s rising power.

Part 9: II.ii.
Macbeth murders Duncan, Lady Macbeth helps cover their tracks and Macbeth starts to worry about the repercussions.

Part 10: II.iii.
Macduff arrives the morning following Duncan’s murder and causes Macbeth to panic; Duncan’s body is discovered – panic ensues.

Part 11: II.iv.
Old Man and Ross discuss the news of Duncan’s death.

Part 12: III.i.
Macbeth plots to kill Banquo with the help of assassins.

Part 13: III.ii.           
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth fret over their recent actions.

Part 14: III.iii.
Banquo is murdered in a deserted area, but his son Fleance escapes.

Part 15: III.iv.
At the banquet at Macbeth’s home Macbeth receives notice of Banquo’s death. Macbeth believes he sees Banquo’s ghost while Lady Macbeth attempts to maintain order among the guests.

Part 16: III.v.          
Hecate and the three witches discuss Macbeth and his rise to power.

Part 17:
Lennox and Lord discuss the recent spate of deaths.

Part 18: IV.i.
Macbeth meets up with the three witches and they make further prophecy that no man born of a woman shall harm Macbeth, beware Macduff and that he is safe until Byrnam Wood moves to Dunsinane Hill.

Part 19: IV.ii.
Lady Macduff receives false word her husband has died and is then attacked by the two assassins Macbeth hired.

Part 20: IV.iii.
Malcom and Macduff discuss recent events, feeling that much evil is afoot such as Macbeth’s greed for power. They receive news of uprising against Macbeth and are summoned to assist.

Part 21: V.i.
Doctor and Lady-In-Waiting stand witness as a sleepwalking Lady Macbeth confesses her crimes. Lady Macbeth later takes her own life.

Part 22: V.ii.
Macduff’s army, disguised with the branches of Byrnam wood, lays siege to Macbeth’s castle.

Part 23: V.iii.
Macbeth’s camp during the battle.

Part 24: V.iv.
Malcolm’s camp during the battle.

Part 25: V.v.
Macbeth learns his wife died.

Part 26:
Malcom prepares to fight Macbeth that evening.

Part 27: V.vii.
Macbeth enters to battlefield.

Part 28: V.viii.
Macduff kills Macbeth; the brief era of tyranny and fear comes to an end.


  1. Is this really worthy of somebody's time?

  2. We're really looking forward to it! This will be great fun on Twitter!