Macbeth Text and Translation - eText

William Shakespeare

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Dramatis Personae

  • DUNCAN, King of Scotland
  • MALCOLM, elder son of Duncan
  • DONALBAIN, younger son of Duncan
  • MACBETH, Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, a general in the King's army
  • LADY MACBETH, his wife
  • BANQUO, Thane of Lochaber, a general in the King's army
  • FLEANCE, his son
  • MACDUFF, Thane of Fife, a nobleman of Scotland
  • LADY MACDUFF, his wife
  • LENNOX, nobleman of Scotland
  • ROSS, nobleman of Scotland
  • MENTEITH, nobleman of Scotland
  • ANGUS, nobleman of Scotland
  • CAITHNESS, nobleman of Scotland
  • SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, general of the English forces
  • YOUNG SIWARD, his son
  • SEYTON, attendant to Macbeth
  • Another Lord
  • An English Doctor
  • A Scottish Doctor
  • A Sergeant
  • Boy, Son of Macduff
  • Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth
  • A Captain serving Duncan
  • A Porter
  • An Old Man
  • Three Murderers of Banquo
  • First Murderer at Macduff's castle
  • Messenger to Lady Macbeth
  • Messenger to Lady Macduff
  • Servant to Lady Macbeth
  • Servant to Lady Macduff
  • Three witches or weird sisters
  • HECATE, Queen of the Witches
  • Three Apparitions
  • (Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants, and Messengers)

SCENE: Scotland and England