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The Weird Sisters

Alternative title
BBC Schools Radio, Macbeth Episode 1
Synopsis
In 11th century Scotland, Macbeth sees off a Norwegian invasion and sets of with his friend and fellow soldier, Banquo, to bring the good news to the King.

On the way, they encounter three Weird Sisters who prophesy that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and eventually the King of Scotland. There is good news for Banquo too as the sisters reveal that his descendants will be Kings. Before the two men can interrogate them further, the Weird Sisters disappear.
Series
Macbeth
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United Kingdom
Medium
Radio; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
28 Jun 2017
Duration
5 mins

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Neil Richards

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
murder; Macbeth, King of Scots (b? -1057); prediction

Notes

Notes
The radio recording is illustrated with an colour animation. A transcript for the recording is available at: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdfs/macbeth/episode_01.pdf

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0573v6m
Online format
Streamed

Distributor

Name

BBC School Radio

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