4th May 2017

Act 5 Scene 4

Characters: Malcolm, Old Siward and his son, Macduff, Menteth, Cathness, Angus, Lenox, Rosse and Soldiers

Location: Country near Dunsinane. A wood in view.

Events:The two armies opposing Macbeth have joined forces. Malcolm orders that every man must cut down a bough from Birnam wood so that they can conceal the army’s true size, and reports that many men have deserted from Macbeth.

Quote: ‘Let every soldier hew him down a bough, and bear’t before him: thereby shall we shadow the numbers of our host, and make discovery err in report of us.’


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