The Trail of Macbeth

The Trial of Macbeth Scene 1 In courtroom Judge: Alright everyone in your seats, this court is now in session. On trail is the ghost of Macbeth under the case of the murder of King Duncan, who we have here with us today. Who is first to the stand for Macbeth? Macbeth’s Lawyer: Your honor I would like to call to the stands the ghost Lady Macbeth Judge: Alright, bring the woman up. The ghost of Lady Macbeth proceeds to the stand, and says her oaths Macbeth’s Lawyer: Now Lady Macbeth, do you believe that your husband should be on trial and did not kill King Duncan?

Lady Macbeth: (While fidgeting) Well…my husband did not kill King Duncan, he would never do such a thing. He’s a coward you see; he would never have the guts to kill anyone! Macbeth’s Lawyer: Do you have any knowledge of where he was the night of the murder? Lady Macbeth: Why yes, he was with me of course… in our bedroom, we were sleeping of course! Macbeth’s Lawyer: No further questions your honor, it is easy to see the truth here. Judge: Does the opposing side have and questions for Lady Macbeth Duncan’s Lawyer: Yes your honor, I would like to start by asking Lady Macbeth as to why she passed away? Lady Macbeth: Well… ugh, you see.

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Well you don’t see… I died because I couldn’t handle being married to the King; it was to much social pressure. Duncan’s Lawyer: Are you sure about that Lady Macbeth? Lady Macbeth: Ugh yes, I am…well. The ghost of Lady Macbeth vanishes. Duncan’s Lawyer: Your honor, as the witness has left abruptly, I believe that all her statements must be cleared. She can’t have been telling the truth. Judge: Well seeing as how she did not give a good reason for her disappearance, I am ordering that the statements from Lady Macbeth are cleared, and invalid. Who is next to the stands? Duncan’s Lawyer: I call to the stands the ghost of Banquo

Judge: Alright, bring Banquo up here then! The ghost of Banquo says his oaths Duncan’s Lawyer: Now Banquo, you used to be best friends with Macbeth, am I correct? Banquo: Why yes, we USED to be best friends, but no more I say. Duncan’s Lawyer: Why Banquo are you and Macbeth not friends anymore? Banquo: Well, because he killed me! I know it was him, right before those two hit men of his killed me I heard them talking. Not very bright fellows, they said “Run! Don’t let the boy get away, Macbeth will have US killed if both aren’t dead! ” Duncan’s Lawyer: Why do you think Macbeth wanted to kill you Banquo?

Banquo: Obviously because of what the witches said! “All hall, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! hall to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter. Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none: So, all hail, Macbeth and Banquo! ” Duncan’s Lawyer: You see your honor, Obviously Macbeth wanted has a motive to kill the Duncan, and it’s simple. When the first prophecy of the witches came true, Macbeth thought that all the other ones were going to come true. He obviously killed Duncan in order to become king because the witches gave him the idea! No future questions your honor.

Judge: Does the opposing side have any questions for Mr. Banquo? Macbeth’s Lawyer: No your honor, we do not. Judge: Well then, I will accept one more person to come to the stand before I make my decision. Who will come forth? Duncan’s Lawyer: I would like to call King Duncan himself up to the stand your honor Judge: Okay, bring him up. The ghost of King Duncan comes to the stand and says his oaths Duncan’s Lawyer: King Duncan, you awarded Macbeth the Thane of Cawdor. Did you have any idea that Macbeth would do such a thing to you? King Duncan: Well no, I thought Macbeth was a loyal man. Up until he did murder me though.

Boy was I sure surprised when that happened! Duncan’s Lawyer: Can you explain to us what happened that night? King Duncan: Well, you see I had just gone to bed and I was almost asleep when I heard Macbeth come in. To be honest, I didn’t see who had come in till the last minute, by then it was too late. When I turned my head I saw the face of Macbeth right above me with a dagger, what a terrible sight. Then I was dead, quick and now you see me here. Duncan’s Lawyer: No further questions your honor Judge: Does the opposing side have any questions for King Duncan? Macbeths Lawyer: No, we do not.

Judge: Well alright, I will be back soon with my verdict. Scene 2 In courtroom, Judge walks in. Judge: Quiet, quiet everyone. I have made my decision *Courtroom quiets* Judge: I hear by see that Macbeth is charged as guilty for the murder of King Duncan, he will be sentenced to eternal death and shall not be aloud to leave the jail of Scotland. Macbeth: No! I can’t go there! Please don’t send me there! Judge: Bailiff, take Macbeth away! King Duncan: Finally, justice has been served; I will finally be able to sleep at night! Macbeth: This is not right! *Bailiff takes Macbeth away* The End By: Kim Dobbin