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The Young Shakespeare Company visited our school on Wednesday 1st December. They performed Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare which was first published in 1623. 


A review by Phoebe & Nesta (6R):

We really enjoyed the performance! Macbeth is a tragedy play and whilst it was sad and emotional, the actors were very interactive with the audience. We were all encouraged to get in role as the different characters and join in with quirky sound effects. 


The Plot

The play starts with Macbeth and Banquo riding back from war. Suddenly, three witches spring out on them from nowhere! They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. When they have gone, a messenger rides out of the mist. He tells them King Duncan has made Macbeth Thane of Cawdor in reward for fighting against the Norwegians and winning. Macbeth is amazed, for what the witches said was true! When Macbeth returns home, Lady Macbeth is ambitious that he should become King and suggests that he should murder King Duncan. The thought of murder however, fills Macbeth with dread, but he still wants to be King...


Want to know what happens next? Well, I'm not going to tell you because it will spoil the play when you see it yourself!


Quotes from the audience

"I liked the scene where Macbeth was covered in blood. It looked very real!"- Jake

"I loved being involved- a part of the show!" - Samira

"I liked the way Macbeth saw a figure of Banquo in the chair after he had died!"- Isabella