|Prelude to Macbeth - one act play by James Chalmers|
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|Synopsis||This award winning one act play is a prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The story of how Macbeth becomes Thane of Glamis and how he meets Lorna Stewart who becomes his wife – Lady Macbeth. The play is written in blank verse – the style fashionable with playwrights of Shakespeare’s era.
Macbeth’s first wife has just died. Battle weary and devastated by his loss he decides to give up being a soldier. Duncan doesn’t want to lose Macbeth. He offers him the title of Thane of Glamis if he will agree to continue as his general. Macbeth knows he will either have to accept the offer – or flee into exile. Duncan won’t take no for an answer.
Prelude to Macbeth won the 2010 Seahorse Award for best stage play at the Moondance Film Festival in America. At the Wilmslow Guild Drama Festival 2010 it received the Adjudicators Award for the most original piece of theatre.|
|Cast||8 4M 4F (minimum 8)|
Monk, Macbeth, 3 spirits, Lorna, Callum, Duncan
|Production||A simple stage set is suggested - for example free standing flats (1m wide x 2m high) in
an arc across the playing area - painted a neutral colour such as grey. Entrances and exits
can be between the flats or in front of them. The flats suggest rocks like Stonehenge or
|Status||Available for performance|
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|Prelude to Macbeth half script.pdf||Sun, 17th Aug 2014||Prelude to Macbeth half script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
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