This version of Macbeth has been abridged by Drama Dreams and English Themes. The abridged script cuts about 5,000 words out of the play (taking it down to about 13,000 words), while maintaining all important plot points, major character development, and the beauty of Shakespeare's language. The character of Hecate has been removed. Depending on direction, the run time of this script is about ninety minutes. It would also be appropriate to read in the English classroom as a supplement or replacement for the full text.