The Wyrd Sisters tell what they see in the Future, but just who is it makes Macbeth do what he does? “Nothing is, but what is not."

For those of you who provide parts a scene at a time, this Character Chart shows all the characters' lines in each scene: Macbeth

If your group reads the plays straight through in one sitting and you want to divide up the parts, we have a number of “cast” lists already divided up for you. These are text files that you can edit to suit your group. We always recommend in a straight-through read that each participant take a moment beforehand to mark their parts—then everything proceeds so smoothly.

Cast for 7, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 9, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 10, plus a reader for Stage Directions

You can listen to Majorie Garber's free Harvard lecture on Macbeth.

If you want to know more about the stories in Holinshed's Chronicles, see Amanda Mabillard's page. She also provides many other short articles that delve into Macbeth more fully.

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Our ISC Readers' Edition:

This is an audio recording of the play by professional actors with sound effects:
Macbeth (Arkangel Shakespeare)
By William Shakespeare