Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30

Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth - Shakespeare in 30
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This version of Macbeth is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour. You can use this script for Reader's Theatre (1-2 class periods), a Staged Reading (one week), or a full production (3-4 weeks+). This resource has been tested and performed with students in grades 6-12. Break a leg!

This abridgment focuses on Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and the witches. It has roles for 7 students and requires 11 extras (apparitions & parade of kings).

What You Get:

1. A full Teacher's Guide:
--Teaching Drama in ELA & Questions to Consider
--Guide to a Staged Reading (Making the Most of One Week)
--Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
--Evaluating Drama
--Director's Notes (and blank version)
2. An editable script
3. Shakespeare's Language Worksheets:
--Iambic Pentameter
--Thou vs. You
4. Editable Extension Activities:
--Character Analysis + Rubric
--Performance Review + Rubric
--Soft Skills Rubric

"This resource provides the 'quick & dirty' of a drama, without the dragging on process of a 2-3 month unit. I also love that it provides teamwork and empathy, as my kids need to continue to realize the world doesn't revolve entirely around them!" -Victoria R.

Download the preview for more information! You can also view a sample Close Reading scene (for The Tempest) here.

About Your Resource:

Your download is a .zip file containing a several files. The Teacher's Guide is a .pdf and cannot be edited. You can edit the script (.doc) and the extension activities (.ppt). If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

Shakespeare in 30 Resources:

The Comedy of Errors
Deceiving Christopher Sly
Juliet & Romeo
Macbeth & the Witches
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Deceiving Christopher Sly, The Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night
Four Play Bundle: Macbeth & the Witches, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing
Eight Play Bundle

Buy 3, Get 1 Free Deal:

If you can't find the four-play combination you want in the plays listed above, you can make your own! Simply purchase any three plays and email me at with your order number. Let me know the play you'd like to receive for free, and I'll email it to you within a few days. :)

You may also like my Introduction to Shakespeare Escape Room and Digital Breakout!

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3 Weeks
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