A complete script for Macbeth but with a Sik twist. Every scene and every act are included in this modern script which is designed for KS3 students who “don’t get” all the old words. The key quotes and witches lines are kept as original however the majority of the text has been modernised with some humour thrown in. My bottom set Year 9 loved reading this and a group of reluctant readers began volunteering for parts!
An example of the changed script:
MACBETH: (Aside) Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor! Those bearded women were right!
(To Ross and Angus)Thanks for telling me.
(To Banquo) Well if they were right about this Cawdor thing maybe they were right about your children becoming kings!
BANQUO: I dunno mate. But 'tis strange:
And sometimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
In order to trick us later on.
MACBETH: (Aside) Two truths are told, what if they were right about me being King?
I could have a new castle, get the best horses and I’d look dope in a crown.
BANQUO: Snap out of it worthy Macbeth, let’s get to that pub.
MACBETH: Sounds like a good plan. Banquo, we’ll talk more about those women we met later on.