Alternative Macbeth guided reading or readers theater script & lesson plan

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Alternative Macbeth Guided Reading Script or Readers Theater plus lesson plan and detailed synopses of original and alternative scripts
Also available as part of a collection of four:
• Hamlet
• Macbeth
• Midsummer Night's Dream
• Romeo & Juliet
off TpTand www.plays-r-ussell.com
This script is written as a conversational piece between 6 speakers.
Sample Text

Speakers:
Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
King Duncan
Banquo
Macduff
Narrator

Narrator: So, the real story. I am so, so sorry you had to go through all this …
Macbeth: (Philosophically) Ah well, these things are sent to try us ..
Narrator: You will, of course, need a great deal more counselling to help you
Duncan: (Interrupting) Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Am I hearing this right?
Banquo: I was beginning to think it was just me who had a hearing problem!
Macduff: (To narrator) Are you seriously telling us it is Macbeth that needs counselling?
Lady Macbeth: Well, I’ve heard it all now!
Macbeth: But it was you that made me … lose it!
Lady Macbeth: Typical male response! Always blaming the women!
Narrator: But you were largely to blame – you and those awful old crones. It doesn’t bear thinking about what this poor man had to go through!
Duncan: (Incredulously) Are you serious? Aren’t you missing one or two small details here? Like, who murdered who? I was his first victim.
Banquo: And I his second.
Macduff: And what about my family? Mercilessly put to death, in my absence!
Duncan: (To narrator) So before you go misplacing any more of your sympathy, take another look at the plot, brother!
Narrator: Which is exactly what I’ve done. And I have come to the conclusion that poor Macbeth here ..
Lady Macbeth: (Interrupting) Poor Macbeth?
Narrator: Please, let me finish. You have a lot to answer for, my lady!
Macbeth: Indeed she does! I would never have carried out those foul deeds ..
Duncan: (Interrupting) Ah! An admission!
Narrator: Let the poor man finish!
Macbeth: I would never have entertained such foul desires if it hadn’t been for … the missus!
Banquo: Unbelievable!
Macduff: What? That you were best friend to this poor excuse for a man, all those years?
Banquo: Indeed! If I had had so much as an inkling that he was such a pathetic, spineless character ..
Macbeth: Steady! What about all those acts of valour and bravery on the battlefield?
Banquo: A pity you didn’t hold onto one ounce of backbone – in your own castle!
Duncan: I’ve never come across a worse case of ….henpecking!
Macduff: That Lady Macbeth sure wore the trousers in his household!
Narrator: Which is just the point I’m making!
Lady Macbeth: So you would place all the blame on my shoulders?
Narrator: Absolutely! With the kind of stranglehold you had on your husband, he had absolutely no choice!
Macbeth: Ah! Justice at last! And to think I have been painted the villain – for all these years!
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Alternative Macbeth guided reading or readers theater scri
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Alternative Macbeth guided reading or readers theater scri
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