Macbeth is a play that mixes ambition, mystery, murder and revenge. Find out about what happens in the play, meet the characters and the actors who have played them. Discover if Macbeth is a true story and learn about the themes of the play. Get acquainted with Lady Macbeth and find out what her character is like. Learn about William Shakespeare's life and this play that has been performed for more than 400 years.
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