Macbeth: Sleepwalking Scene

Macbeth: Sleepwalking Scene

A Screenplay by ~ Czarina Iris ~
"

What sinister magic is this that does paint the walls with crimson rain?

"

[Enter Macbeth quivering, clutching invisible dagger]

 

Macbeth

Blood. I am bathed in blood from crown to toe. [Pause] Wilt though not leave me in peace?!

 

[Enter Messenger]

 

Messenger

My Lord?

 

[Exis Messenger hurriedly]

 

Macbeth

Mine temptest tossed mind, rid me of my madness! Prithee, let me drop this bloody instrument and with my guilt may it plummet to the deepest depths of Neptune's ocean. I am a mere vessel seiged by mine own vaulting ambition. Release me! And upon my release, may nature's great second course overtake mine eyes.

 

[Knocking]

 

Macbeth

Who's there?

 

[Enter ghost of Duncan]

 

Macbeth

Wherefore art though here? [Pause] They blood is cold, thy heart still and yet you stand before me as the witches who unto me delivered the word of your demise. Speak you ever present shadow of my guilt. Speak!

 

[Silence]

 

Macbeth

Silence. [Pause] Why do ye not speak? Why haunt my ever restless nights when I am but a victim of mine own murderous deeds? Tell me! For what purpose hast thou been brough?

 

[Silence]

 

Macbeth

My Lord...

 

[Exit ghost of Duncan]

 

Macbeth

I pray you, speak!

 

[Pause]

 

Macbeth

Was it all but a figment of mine own mind? No, tis not possible... Hark! What sinister magic is this that does paint the walls with crimson rain?

 

[Enter ghost of Banquo]

[Macbeth recoils in fear]

 

Macbeth

Why? Under who's orders hast though returned?

 

[Pause]

 

Macbeth

Dearest Cousin, I beseech thee. Leave me be! Leave me to wallow in mine own guilt! Let all the quivering lights above be given the knowldge of my foul deeds! Fate - the all knowing equivocator - unbend mine eyes! May they not glimpse the corpse of my valiant Cousin!

 

[Pause]

 

Macbeth

Leave me foul beast!

 

[Exit ghost of Banquo]

[Macbeth fall to his knees]

 

[Pause]

 

[Enter Doctor]

 

Doctor

Your Highness?

 

[Pause]

 

Doctor

God, forgive us all...

 

Exeunt

© 2011 ~ Czarina Iris ~


Author's Note

~ Czarina Iris ~
This is an English assignment that my partner and I were given. We had to write a sleepwalking scene for Macbeth and then act it out for the class.
I'm not Shakespeare, that I know for certain, but let me know what you think.

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I already love Macbeth, now this is just Rad! i love it!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Bravo! Bravo! Magnificent! *stands and applauds* *throws flowers*

=D

seriously tho. i like it! wish i could see it acted out :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


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~ Czarina Iris ~
~ Czarina Iris ~

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