Act 1
Updated: 1/13/2021
Act 1

Storyboard Text

  • Scene 1
  • 'When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?' Lines 1-2
  • 'That will be ere the set of sun.' Line 5
  • 'When the hurly-burly’s done,when the battle’s lost and won.' Lines 3-4
  • Scene 2
  • 'O valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!' Line 24
  • 'For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name—Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel', which smoked with bloody execution.' Lines 16-17
  • 'What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won.' Line 67
  • Scene 3
  • 'What are these so withered and so wild in their attire, that look not like th' inhabitants o' th' Earth' Lines 39-41
  • 'Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more.' Line 71
  • All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!' Line 51'Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!' Lines 68-69
  • In eerie, chanting tones, the three witches make plans to gather again after the battle and meet Macbeth.
  • Scene 5
  • 'Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way' Lines 3-5
  • King Duncan arrives at the battlefield with his sons, Malcolm and Donalbain. The wounded captain explains that Macbeth bravely fought and defeated the rebel Macdonwald. The King is pleased and makes Macbeth the new Thane of Cawdor.
  • Scene 5
  • 'Look like th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under ’t' Lines 56-57
  • The witches meet Macbeth and Banquo, who are shocked by the witches' appearance. They tell Macbeth that he will become the next King of Scotland and that Banquo will have sons who become kings.
  • Scene 7
  • 'But screw your courage to the sticking-place,And we’ll not fail.' Lines 60-61
  • 'We will proceed no further in this business.He hath honored me of late' Line 32
  • Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth informing her of his encounter with the witches. She doubts his ability to do what is needed to become King and calls upon the supernatural to make her cruel enough to help Macbeth murder Duncan.
  • 'Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty.' Lines 30-33
  • Lady Macbeth finds out that King Duncan is coming to visit. She tells Macbeth to act like everything is normal before making his move later on at night.
  • Macbeth starts to feel guilty and no longer wishes to go through with the plan. Lady Macbeth criticises him and says he must go through with the plan to murder King Duncan.
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