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The Rise and Fall of Lord Macbeth

by Alison Chaplin

A compact and moderately modernised version of Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy which still retains the character names, symbolic imagery and powerful themes of the original text. The compelling story of the greed and downfall of Macbeth and his ambitious wife is told in full, but also allows room for individual interpretation. Simple to stage, clear and concise, it’s an excellent resource for both literacy work and performance.

If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.

Cast: 20-26
Runtime: 40 mins
Age Range:KS2, KS3
Genre: adaptation
Type: one act


This play can be purchased as a download-only version in Acrobat (pdf) format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (or a similar PDF reader).

This version DOES NOT include performing rights.

This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-35-9
Price: £10.00


Supplied as a paperback copy. Post and packaging rates apply.

Includes some performing rights within the price.

This version DOES NOT include production notes or follow-on activities.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-14-4
Price: £15.00

Performing Rights Licence

Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to five public performances of this play and is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. For longer performance runs, please contact info@artsonthemove.co.uk.

ISBN: n/a
Price: £20.00

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