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Cast of Macbeth
Transcript of Cast of Macbeth
Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis, and later,
King of Scotland His wife is... Lady Macbeth Macbeth's cousin is.... Duncan King of
Scotland Duncan's sons are... Donalbain Malcolm Prince Prince of Cumberland Another of the King's Generals is... Banquo Fleance Banquo's son who survives Macbeth's attempt to murder him. The 3 Witches... The Noblemen of Scotland... Macduff & Lady Macduff Angus Ross Caithness Menteith Lennox A deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power & position.
She urges her husband to kill King Duncan and seize the crown.
She exploits her sexual hold over Macbeth to persuade him to commit murder A brave soldier, and a powerful man, but not virtuous.
Easily tempted into murdering Duncan to fulfill his ambitions to the throne.
Cannot maintain power as his brutal actions render him a hated tyrant.
Unable to bear the guilt and psychic consequences of his atrocities. Model of a virtuous ruler.
Duncan's death symbolises the destruction of an order in Scotland that can be restored only when his bloodline again occupies the throne, Malcolm. Initially Malcolm appears weak and uncertain of his own power - he and his brother flee Scotland after their father's death. However he eventually becomes a serious challenge to Macbeth with Macduff's aid and the support of England.
Another brave and noble gentleman, who according to prophecy should inherit the King's throne.
He is ambitious but not as proactive as Macbeth.
His ghost haunts Macbeth, as a symbol of the noble man Macbeth should have been. Mysterious hags who plot mischief against Macbeth using charms, spells and prophecies.
They take a perverse delight in using their knowledge of the future to toy with and destroy human
Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft who helps the witches with their mischief. Macduff is a nobleman who resents Macbeth's kingship. Becomes the leader of a crusade against Macbeth.
Desires vengeance for the murder of his wife and son.