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-- re-told as a storybook which even young children could enjoy.

The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin!

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Another witch offers to help with a bit of magical wind.

After the banquet,every one of the other warlords in Scotland knows that Macbethkilled Banquo for no good reason, and that he is mentally imbalanced,and that they are themselves in danger.

(In Holinshed, Banquo is Macbeth's accomplice.

This explainsthe appearance of the messenger to warn Lady Macduff just before she is killed --this episode does not contribute otherwise to the drama -- andafterwards, Lady Macbeth's repetitive writing during her sleepwalking.

Everybody brings a different set of experiences to a book,a theater, or a classroom.

Macbeth was not named "Lady", but "Gruoch"(GROO-och).

While people pretended to believe in"the divine right of kings" and "lawful succession", continuing effective leadership was assured by warlords killingoff the less capable family members.The name "Macbeth" means "son of life",and is a Christian name rather than a patronymic (hence the "b"is lower case.) Macbeth would have signedhis friends' high schoolyearbooks "Macbeth mac Findlaech"(McFinley).

ThenDuncan managed to killhis rivals and seize the throne.

In a world withoutanesthesia or safe surgery (i.e., both Macbeth's and Shakespeare's), if a woman was unable todeliver a child due to its being too large to pass throughthe birth canal, both she and the child would die unlessa "cesarean section" was performed.

Macbeth allied with Thorfinn of Orkney, a Norseman.

In 1032, Gillacomgain and fifty other people were burnedto death in retribution for the murder of Findlaech,probably by Macbeth and allies.The historical Mrs.

Moments later, the bad guys break in and stab him to death.

Shakespeare adapted this for Macbeth.I've read that Holinshed's section on Macbeth was largely derived fromthe work of one Hector Boece, Scotorum Historiae ("Chroniclesof Scotland", 1526-7, translated from Latin into English by a John Bellenden in 1535).It is evidently not online.

Of course she would die soon afterwards.

I've alsoread that Boece's sources include the Chronica gentis Scotorum("Scotichronicon") by John of Fordun in the early 1500's(he also writes about William "Braveheart" Wallace and RobinHood), and Andrew of Wyntoun (1400's).

All teens knowthat severed headswere probably the first soccer balls.

Here's what we think really happenedwith Macbeth and the other characters.In a barbaric era, population pressuresmade war and even the slaughter of one community by another a fact of life.