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1) What is Macbeth's original title in the play?

A general in the army of King Duncan, Macbeth's original title is Thane of Glamis, then Thane of Cawdor, and later King of Scotland.

2) What do actors call Macbeth?

In the backstage world of theatre, some actors believe the play to be cursed, and refuse to say its title aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish Play".

3) What distinction does Macbeth hold amongst Shakespeare's tragedies?

With only 17,121 words, Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy.

4) When was Macbeth first performed?

It is thought to have been first performed in 1606.

5) What king does Macbeth murder?

After a trio of witches foretell that he will become King of Scotland, Macbeth murders King Duncan in a bid to make the prophecy a reality.

6) Who first spots the witches?

Banquo spots the witches before Macbeth does and is not afraid to question them, wishing for a prediction as to his future as well. When the first prediction comes true, he is worried that it may make Macbeth covet the crown.

7) Which character has a famous sleepwalking scene?

In Act V, Lady Macbeth enters in a trance with a candle in her hand. Bemoaning the murders of Duncan, Lady Macduff, and Banquo, she tries to wash imaginary bloodstains from her hands.

8) Where is Macbeth's castle located?

Duncan is killed in his sleep, at Macbeth's castle in Inverness, an act that leads to Macbeth's ultimate downfall.

9) Where does Donalbain flee after his father's murder?

Donalbain, Duncan's second son, flees to Ireland, arguing that by going to separate places he and his brother will be safer.

10) Which characters says: "There's daggers in men's smiles"?

Donalbain says this to his brother, Malcolm, after their father is murdered.