Who's who

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis and married to Lady Macbeth. He is a brave and successful captain in King Duncan’s army.

  • Lady Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth is married to Macbeth and lives at their home in Inverness. They have no children.

  • The Witches

    The witches are three weird sisters who have supernatural powers and can cast spells.

  • Banquo

    Banquo is a friend of Macbeth and a fellow captain. Along with Macbeth, he has led the Scottish troops to victory.

  • Macduff

    Macduff is the Thane of Fife. He is married to Lady Macduff and has children.

  • Duncan

    Duncan is the King of Scotland. He is a generous and well-liked ruler.

  • Malcolm

    Malcolm is King Duncan’s eldest son. Duncan names him heir to the throne during the play.

  • Ross

    Ross is a thane. He brings reports of Macbeth’s bravery to King Duncan.

  • Fleance

    Fleance is Banquo’s young son.

Teacher Notes

The following activity is a great way to introduce the characters for the first time, looking at who is who in the play and their loyalties.

Discovering the Characters (2018)

The activity can be found on pages 3 and 4 and takes approximately 20 minutes.