William Shakespeare's Macbeth
This is a One-Act play adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth by Jim Devenport. To my knowledge this play has been performed twice (used in two One-Act seasons. The amount of times it was performed during those seasons is unkown) at Needville High School while Jim was teaching there, the most recent time being in the spring of 2010. I had the pleasure of being in the cast in 2010.
This adaptation will stay as written and will not accept pull requests out of respect to its original adapter. This site contains the full version of the adaptation as well as the cut that I performed in 2010. If you choose to use this script, do a different cut and would like to share please contact me so that I can put your cut on the webpage.
The forward from the author has suggestions for casting and stage design. Creating your own world for this play can be a lot of fun for your students so I highly recommend following the instructions in the forward. I edited the forward for grammar issues, but the words there are 100% Devenport. He was a breaker of rules so, while he gives suggestions as to the gender of certain characters, nothing would delight him more than to see that turned on his head.
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I hope you enjoy this adaptation. If you perform it, please let me know. If I am in the area I may even come see a performance!