Act 1: Scene 1:
The three Witches meet under the thunder. They decide to meet at twilight on top of the heath.
Act 1: Scene 2:
King Duncan comes and hears of Macbeth’s great victory from an injured man. Messengers notify King Duncan on the events of the battle, and tell him that the Thane of Cawdor is dead. King Duncan then decides to grant Macbeth the title of Thane of Cawdor.
Act 1: Scene 3:
The three witches surprise Banquo and Macbeth. The witches make three prophecies for the two, and later that same day, the messengers fulfil the second prophecy that the witches foresee, Macbeth becoming the Thane of Cawdor.
Act 1: Scene 4:
All of the generals and nobles of Scotland are having a meeting. King Duncan gives his son Malcolm, the title of Prince of Cumberland. However, after hearing the prophecy, Macbeth wants to be King, which makes Malcolm shove into his way.
Act 1: Scene 5:
Macbeth’s wife receives a letter explaining Macbeth’s actions in past couple days. She hears that Macbeth and Duncan are both coming to the castle, and she summons the evil spirits within her to try and help her convince Macbeth to go and assassinate King Duncan.
Act 1: Scene 6:
Duncan and Banquo arrive at Macbeth’s castle. Lady Macbeth greets the Scots and leads them into the house.
Act 1: Scene 7:
Macbeth begins to doubt that he can find the courage inside him to kill Duncan. However, while pondering the consequences, Lady Macbeth enters the room and convinces him that they won’t fail by playing with his emotions, and that killing Duncan is a good idea, to which Macbeth then agrees.
Act 2: Scene 1:
Banquo says to his son that the night is especially black that day as a premonition. walks into the courtyard and speaks with Macbeth about his dream involving the three witches. Macbeth tells him that he doesn’t want to talk about it, and tells him that he can discuss it another time. Then, Banquo and the attendants leave the set, and Macbeth is left talking to himself about how he is seeing a bloody dagger in front of him as a hallucination. Finally, the bell signalling that the chambermaids are sleeping rings, and Macbeth enters the chamber of King Duncan.
Act 2: Scene 2:
Lady Macbeth drugs the guards to cover for Macbeth while he goes into the chamber of Duncan and kills him while he is sleeping. When he returns, he tells his wife what happened, and dwells on the thought that he just killed the King. Then, Lady Macbeth tells him to not think about it, and just go and create the crime scene, then wash himself of the blood so there is no evidence that he did it. He is too scared, and instead, his wife goes and sets the crime scene. After hearing knocking, they both escape to their chamber to act as if they were sleeping the whole time.
Act 2: Scene 3:
Lennox and Macduff arrive at the castle to greet the King, and Macbeth pretends to have woken up to their knocking at the doors. Macbeth shows Macduff to Duncan’s room. Macduff returns saying that Duncan is dead, and awakes everyone in the castle. Macbeth then goes and kills the guards to mask that their innocence. Duncan’s sons run away from the castle, and go separate ways to protect themselves.
Act 2: Scene 4:
Macbeth is crowned as King. Everyone thinks that Malcolm and Donalbain killed Duncan because they fled the castle after he died.
Act 3: Scene 1:
Macbeth talks to Macduff and Lennox, and convinces them to kill Banquo and his son because they know about the three witches’ prophecy. They agree, and leave to go and assassinate Banquo.
Act 3: Scene 2:
Lady Macbeth begins to feel a lot of guilt from knowing that they killed Duncan to become King and Queen. However, Macbeth comes and somewhat cheers her up, and lets her know that because he ordered Banquo to be killed, nobody will be in his way anymore. When she asks why he’s killing Banquo, he replies saying that knowing will hurt her.
Act 3: Scene 3:
Macbeth sends another assassin to ensure Banquo and his son get killed. They ambush Banquo, and manage to kill him, but not before Banquo can tell his son to escape into the dark countryside. The third assassin kills the other two, then leaves to report what happened to Macbeth.
Act 3: Scene 4:
Macbeth hears of what happened during the assassination. He returns to the dinner party, to hallucinate and see the ghost of Banquo sitting in his chair. Then, fearing he spills information of the murder, Lady Macbeth ushers everyone out of the party. She tells Macbeth he needs to sleep. Macbeth states that he’s going to see the weird sisters for more information on his future.
Act 3: Scene 5:
Macbeth visits the three witches. They give him three more prophecies to reassure him, 1. Be wary of Macduff. 2. Nobody born of a woman can harm him. 3. If the woods of Birnan come to his castle, he’ll be harmed. All of them being impossible, Macbeth becomes super cocky. However, the witches disappear before Macbeth can ask another question, making him mad.
Act 3: Scene 6:
Two Lords are talking about how much of a coincidence it is for Duncan and Banquo to die, and that there were many hints pointing to Macbeth actually killing Duncan. They then discuss how Malcolm has travelled to England, where he has become very close to King Edward, who is creating an army to retake Scotland.
Act 4: Scene 1:
The lords tell Macbeth that Macduff has fled to England. Macbeth says he will go to Macduff’s castle, and kill all of his family, and the people who stand in his way.
Act 4: Scene 2:
Lady Macduff is sad that her husband ran away to England, however, she is comforted by a man named Ross, who tells her not to be afraid, Ross retires and leaves the Lady and her children alone. Then a guard runs into the room and tells them to run away, then he runs away. Lady Macduff and her children stay where they are, and Macbeth’s men kill her and her children.
Act 4: Scene 3:
Macduff arrives at Malcolm’s castle. Malcolm tests his fealty to be true. Then Macduff’s servant comes and tells him that everyone in his castle has died, and Macduff becomes really sad, and swears to exact his revenge on Macbeth.
Act 5: Scene 1:
Lady Macbeth has been sleepwalking, and her servant has called a doctor to see if he can help. While inspecting her sleepwalking and talking, Lady Macbeth reveals that she participated in the murder of Duncan. The doctor fears for his own life, and decides not to tell anyone.
Act 5: Scene 2:
Scottish rebels are waiting outside the castle waiting for Malcolm’s army to come. They find out that Macbeth is holed up in his castle. Then depart for Birnan woods where the English army is looking to set up camp.
Act 5: Scene 3:
Macbeth is very rude to his servants, and turns out to be very cocky about this battle because he knows that as long as the trees in Birnan forest doesn’t come to his castle, he will be safe. The doctor comes and tells him that he can’t cure his wife, and that he is leaving.
Act 5: Scene 4:
The English army arrives at Birnan forest, and Malcolm says for each soldier to cut a branch off of each tree to use as camouflage, therefor bringing the forest to the castle gates.
Act 5: Scene 5:
Lady Macbeth commits suicide. Macbeth hears from a messenger that the Birnan forest is moving to the caste, and Macbeth realises that the three premonitions are happening. He decides if he dies, he’ll die a valiant soldier.
Act 5: Scene 6:
Macduff and Malcolm show up at the castle, and take off their disguises. Then they depart to attack.
Act 5: Scene 7:
Macbeth is still cocky because of the 3rd Premonition. A young man comes to fight him, and he kills the man with ease.
Act 5: Scene 8:
Macduff shows up to fight Macbeth, and Macbeth is super cocky and says that no man born of a woman can kill him. Then Macduff states that he was ripped from his mother’s womb. Then Macduff kills Macbeth and gives the crown of Scotland to Malcolm.