What is Macbeth About? A Summary of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
The Scottish Play
Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It involves blood, supernatural mystery, betrayal, prophecy, blood, homicide, regicide, infanticide & suicide. As well as… honour, blood, vengeance, political power plays, still more blood, the descent into madness & death.
The play explores some of the darkest elements of the human condition & many of Macbeth’s themes ring true today… several hundred years after the play was first performed.