Characters: Porter, Macduff, Lennox, Macbeth, Banquo, Donalbain, Malcolm, Lady Macbeth,
Location: Courtyard of Macbeth’s castle
Time: Early morning
Events: Macduff and Lennox arrive at Macbeth’s castle to see King Duncan. Macbeth greats them both and they talk of the King. Macduff then leaves to see if the King has awoken. Macduff returns with the horrific news that someone has slaughtered the King in his bed. Macbeth acts innocent to his crime, whilst the others mourn their loss.
Quote: “Against the divulged pretense I fight
Of treasonous malice.”