Play on Bill: Macbeth
It's Mr Macbeth to you! by Richard Baines
Play on Bill is a series of plays written for classroom and school performance, based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Each play is essentially about a school performance of the Shakespeare play, with interactions between the actors in the school play, the backstage crew, the staff, and the roles in Shakespeare’s play.
Each play is an enjoyable drama in its own right, but has the added value of introducing students to some of the characters and better known scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.
All plays have a large cast and effectively involve the whole class.
It’s Mr Macbeth To You! begins in the classroom and ends in the examination hall, a journey we all dread, know or remember! Shakespeare’s Macbeth is on the syllabus, and the students are finding it a challenge! In the second Act It’s Mr Macbeth to You! takes off in another direction, exploring some of Macbeth’s themes in modern terms, complete with dramatic scenes, comic moments and musical interruptions.