The Tragedy of Macbeth

William SHAKESPEARE (1554 - 1616)

Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth, perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what they seem. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)


Duncan – Joshua B. Christensen
Malcolm – mb
Donalbain – Ellis Christoff
Macbeth – Mark F. Smith
Banquo – Simon Larois
Macduff – John Lieder
Lennox – Mirza
Ross – Rosalind Wills
Menteith, Son of Macduff, and First Apparition – David Lawrence
Angus, Second Apparition, and Third Murderer – Annoying Twit
Caithness, Lord, Sergeant, and Soldiers – David Nicol
Fleance – Aaron Elliott
Siward – Brian Edwards
Young Siward, Gentlewoman – Laurie Anne Walden
Seyton, Old Man – Paul Williams
Lady Macbeth – Elizabeth Klett
Lady Macduff – LC
Hecate – Ruth Golding
First Witch – Jennifer Stearns
Second Witch – Kristin Hughes
Third Witch – Charlene V. Smith
Doctor – Eric M. Johnson
Servant and Attendant – Anna Simon
Porter – David Leeson
Third Apparition – Fionn Jameson
First Murderer – hefyd
Second Murderer – Anna Roberts
Messenger – Ezwa
Stage Directions – J. M. Smallheer

Audio edited by J. M. Smallheer

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae Group 00:03:05
Play 02 Act I Group 00:28:34
Play 03 Act II Group 00:21:13
Play 04 Act III Group 00:27:36
Play 05 Act IV Group 00:28:17
Play 06 Act V Group 00:22:52