Macbeth

Shakespeare's tragic play about power and ambition.

One Man's Rise to Power

Norwegians, aided by Scottish rebels, have invaded Scotland. The Scots successfully defend their country and their beloved king, Duncan. One Scotsman in particular, Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, distinguishes himself in fighting off the invaders. After the battle, Macbeth and his friend Banquo come upon the weird sisters, three witches who prophesies that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor, and one day King. They further prophesy that Banquo's descendants will be kings. The men don't at first believe the witches, but then learn that the old Thane of Cawdor was actually a traitor helping the Norwegians, and that Duncan has rewarded Macbeth's bravery on the battlefield by making him Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth immediately fantasizes about murdering Duncan and becoming king, but pushes the thought away. Later that day, Duncan announces that his eldest son, Malcolm, will be heir to his throne. As Macbeth begins to succumb to his ambition, Duncan decides to spend the night in celebration at Macbeth's castle of Inverness. Duncan's decision becomes Macbeth's gain, and Shakespeare's play begins to unfold.

Macbeth

Saturday, Oct. 18th, 8-10pm

Lambert Theater

1703 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
713-838-7191
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Living Social has $9 tickets.

https://www.livingsocial.com/events/1256190-one-general-admission-ticket-to-macbeth

Details

We are posting this event as an enrichment activity for the material we will be covering in the A section of English 4 in October and November.


Students and parents are encouraged to attend this performance. A discussion about the themes (the price of ambition, fate, manhood, the supernatural, war, and loyalty) is another avenue to have "teachable" moments with your Learner about life and personal ethics.


If you'd like more information about Shakespeare's Macbeth, please visit: http://www.litcharts.com/lit/macbeth


Should you have additional questions, please contact Mrs. Guillory or Mrs. Salazar at (281) 634-2900.