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The three witches gather to in a thunder storm to meet Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 1
The Captain informs Duncan of Macbeth's bravery in the battle against the rebel Macdonwald
Act 1 Scene 2
Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches and are given predictions. Ross tells Macbeth he is Thane of Cawdor
Act 1 Scene 3
Duncan meets with Macbeth and Banquo. Duncan says Malcolm shall be his heir
Act 1 Scene 4
Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband about the events so far and makes up her mind to murder Duncan.
Act 1 Scene 5
Duncan arrives at Macbeth's castle and is welcomed by Lady Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 6
Macbeth changes his mind about killing Duncan but Lady Macbeth convinces him to go through with the plan
Act 1 Scene 7
Macbeth hallucinates and sees a dagger.
Act 2 Scene 1
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth meet after Macbeth has killed Duncan. Lady Macbeth has to take the knives back to the scene of the murder.
Act 2 Scene 2
The porter introduces the scene with a comical discussion about Hell. Lennox and Macduff arrive and find the body of Duncan. Malcolm and Donalbain run away.
Act 2 Scene 3
Ross and an old man discuss recent events. Macduff reveals that Macbeth is to be crowned King at Scone, but does not intend to attend the ceremony.
Act 2 Scene 4
Banquo begins to suspect Macbeth has done something terrible. Macbeth arranges to have him assassinated.
Act 3 Scene 1
Macbeth discusses his paranoia and fears regarding Banquo with his wife.
Act 3 Scene 2
Three murderers attack Banquo and Fleance. Fleance escapes, but Banquo is murdered.
Act 3 Scene 3
Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo at the feast and has an emotional outburst. Lady Macbeth is required to take control to stop the guests suspecting anything.
Act 3 Scene 4
Hecate, queen of the witches, tells the witches off for getting involved with Macbeth without consulting her. She decides to become involved and will confuse Macbeth in order to make him over-confident.
Act 3 Scene 5
Lennox and another Lord discuss their suspicions regarding Macbeth. Fleance has been named as Banquo's murderer following his disappearance. They discuss the plan that Macduff has - he will go to England and raise an army with Malcolm.
Act 3 Scene 6
"The witches meet and prepare a brew to conjure apparitions that will confuse Macbeth. Macbeth arrives and is given three warnings. Lennox arrives and tells Macbeth that Macduff has fled to England.Macbeth resolves to have Macduff's wife and children murdered.
act 4 scene 1
Lady Macduff thinks her husband has disappeared because he is a traitor and discusses this with her son. The murderers arrive, and the whole Macduff family is slain.
Act 4 Scene 2
"Malcolm meets with Macduff in England. Malcolm tests Macduff's loyalty. Ross enters and tells Macduff of the slaughter of his family. Macduff is crushed, and resolves to take revenge on Macbeth.
act 4 scene 3
A doctor has been called to see to Lady Macbeth. She has been sleepwalking and making strange comments. The doctor and a gentlewoman discuss Lady Macbeth's state of mind.
Act 5 Scene 1
A group of Scottish Lords prepare to march on Macbeth's castle.
Act 5 Scene 2
Following his encounter with the witches, Macbeth is confident he cannot be harmed. He is told that an army of ten thousand English men is marching on the castle. He tells the doctor to cure Lady Macbeth of her delusions.
Act 5 Scene 3
Malcolm and his army are gathered near Birnam Wood. They decide that each soldier should cut down a branch from a tree to help disguise the size of the army.
Act 5 Scene 4
Macbeth still believes he will not be defeated. Lady Macbeth dies. Macbeth delivers a speech about life and the passing of time, then is told that Birnam Wood appears to be approaching. He recalls the prophecy and vows to fight.
Act 5 Scene 5
The battle begins.
Act 5 Scene 6
Macbeth remembers the prophecy about not being harmed by any man of woman born and kills Young Siward. Macduff is in search of Macbeth. Malcolm and Siward enter the castle.
Act 5 Scene 7
Macduff finds Macbeth. Macduff reveals he was born by Caesarean section. They go off stage, fighting. Malcolm and Siward walk through the castle, and Macduff returns with Macbeth's head. Malcolm is proclaimed King of Scotland.
Act 5 Scene 8
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