Theater VerStand


The Condensed Shakespeare Company



William Shakespeare

in 147 words

" ... a violent play [...] Death, hybris and glory form a frame in which the unfathomable depths of human nature are explored. Combining both "Faust" and Machiavelli's "Il Principe", Macbeth's rise and fall are an allegory on modern politicians. [...] Written around 1606, the play has never lost its political significance."

Aufführung auf
 dem Marburger Abend
am 23. Juni 1996
um 20.00Uhr
im KFZ - Schulstraße

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Dramatis Personæ               Zur Besetzungsliste

Duncan, Macbeth, Banquo, MacDuff, Lords, Malcom,
Lady Macbeth, Three Witches


[A dark and empty stage; enter three witches]

Three Witches: When shall we three meet again? In thunder lightning or in rain?

[Enter Macbeth and Banquo]

All hail Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter, and Thane of Cawdor.

[Macbeth and Banquo both impressed; exeunt]

[Enter Duncan, Lords]

Duncan: The Norwegians are defeated. Macbeth has won. The traitor Cawdor is killed. And with his former title greet Macbeth!

Lords:Yes, oh, king. [Enter Macbeth and Banquo] Hail Thane of Cawdor!

Macbeth: [pleased]  That's what the witches told me. [Banquo surprised; exeunt]

Lady Macbeth: [Enter Lady Macbeth, reading a letter] Macbeth be King? And Duncan comes here? Good!

[Diabolic grin; Enter Macbeth, then enter Duncan, Banquo]

Macbeth: Oh, worthy Duncan, be our guest.

Duncan: This castle is a nice and peaceful place. I'll be off to bed. Good night.

[Exeunt, Enter Duncan with nightcap, enter Macbeth, kills Duncan, takes crown, exit]

[Enter drunken porter]

Porter: Yeah, party's over, nose is red, and wine provokes lechery and urine.

[Opens door]

[Enter Lords and Macduff, they find Duncan]

Lords and MacDuff: Murder! Duncan is dead.

[Exeunt ; Enter Macbeth and Banquo]

Macbeth: Go to hell, thou knowest too much.

[Macbeth kills Banquo, enter Lady Macbeth]

Lady Macbeth: Now he's King, but, alas, he's crazy.

[Exit Lady Macbeth, dies offstage, enter Lords and MacDuff]

Lords: Let's kill Macbeth, the tyrant who killed our king!

Macbeth: No man of woman born will harm me!

MacDuff: Haha! I was born in a Caesarean. Away with you. [Kills him]

[Macbeth falls and dies. Malcom enters.]

Lords: Hail the new King of Scotland!



Bei der Uraufführung traten auf:
Three Witches - Christina Allert
Duncan - Jens Bischoff
Lords - Alexander Pawlak
Macbeth - Alexander Alldridge
Lady Macbeth - Heike Brahms
Porter - Matthias Bode
MacDuff - Tom Giese
Malcom war aus personellen Gründen nicht besetzt und deshalb wurde MacDuff zum König gemacht.


Macbeth und Banquo treffen die drei Hexen.