Macbeth on Trial

Trial Group
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The
Defense

Criminals
Lady
Macbeth
Macbeth
Banquo
(now dead)
Witnesses:
Witches,
Fleance,
Malcom,
Macduff,
Hired Assassin

The Jury

Group Assignments

What to Write Up
o Opening statement: the charge, the facts of
the crime, the criminal’s motives, etc.
o Questions for potential witnesses
o Closing statement

o Descriptive Crime Report – facts about the scene and the crime
o Evidence found at the scene—create a chart
to display (draw and label the scene)

o Opening statement: why your “criminal” is
innocent; how you will protect his or her
rights
o Questions for potential witnesses
o Closing statement
o Character’s background narrative
o Narrative/explanatory witness statement –
includes alibi and facts (5WsH)
o Be able to answer questions about evidence

o Character’s background narrative
o Narrative/explanatory witness statement –
includes alibi and facts (5WsH)
o Be able to answer questions about evidence
o Juror profile – give facts about yourself and
why you are an appropriate jury member
o Verdict – sum up the crime, decide on
guilt/innocence based on the evidence;
address counter arguments

The Court

o Judge/position profile- what is your
experience in the court (narrative or resume
style)
o Summary statement at the conclusion of the
trial – sums up the crime, the charges, the
sentencing (if guilty) and the plan for the
future (for the one charged and for Scotland)