Jane Lapotaire plays Macbeth in a 1983 production
How does Lady Macbeth react to the letter from Macbeth?
In this era, Gaelic custom required that the successiongo via the male line, and that if an heir was notyet old enough to reign when the king died, the kingshipwent to whatever male adult was next in line.
The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin!
Kenneth MacAlpin's male line continued to King Malcolm II, who had at least two daughters but no sons,and he killed the last member of the male McAlpinline.
All teens knowthat severed headswere probably the first soccer balls.
Their son wasLulach the Simple (i.e., stupid;no, Lady Macbeth didn't brain him.) After Macbethkilled Gillacomgain, he took his widow Gruoch for his own wife,and raised Lulach astheir stepson.
There are MacBeth families in Scotland and Nova Scotia.
Macbeth was not named "Lady", but "Gruoch"(GROO-och).
If "lapped in proof"is a mistake for "brave Macduff" or "Lord Macduff",then the whole scene makes moresense, and Shakespeare introduces the conflict between the two menearly.
ThenDuncan managed to killhis rivals and seize the throne.
As soon as Macbeth thinks of murdering Duncan, he says to Banquo, "Let's talk about this confidentially."This happens again before the dagger scene.