4.1 King James was a patron of the arts and awarded
Shakepeare and his actors the status of the 'Kings Players'
5 This play is a tragedy
5.1 It is set in Scotland in the 11th century (the middle ages) and
tells the story of Macbeth who meets three witches who tell
macbeth a prophecy that he will be king. Macbeth has to
decide whether to commit regicide