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MACBETH

Setting: In Italy during an alternate modern era that is quite the same as ours, except
for the fact that mafias roam freely, while magic still exists.
ACT 1
Scene 1
[At a deserted street. Macbeth and Banquo enter after winning a great gang fight]
MACBETH

This is a glorious day, Banquo!

BANQUO

Indeed, Sir. Such feats of victory shall be sung for ages to come.

MACBETH

Yes, my friend! My cheerful mood has not been dulled by these murky woods.

[The three witches suddenly appear]


WITCHES

[Laughing together] Warriors, wanderers, fates favourite chosen!

WITCH 1

The one who soars!

WITCH 2

The one who mourns!

WITCH 3

But both still walking cheerfully!

BANQUO

Lord has mercy! Look at these beasts!

MACBETH

Ugly!

BANQUO

Foul!

MACBETH

Wretched!

BANQUO

Sexy!

MACBETH

[Looks questioningly to Banquo] What did you just say?

[Banquo shooks his head]


WITCHES

[Sneeringly and loudly] Shut up!

[Witches move around]


WITCH 1

Were here not to play!

WITCH 2

Were here not for fun!

WITCH 3

But here called by winds and whispers of the realm!

WITCH 1

Compelled to call!

WITCH 2

Compelled to tell!

WITCH 3

To move, convulse events! [All three look at each other with smirking smile
and laugh]

WITCH 1

All hail, Caporegime of Florence!

BANQUO

No! Hes the Caporegime of Pisa. Tough luck there Macbeth.

[Witch 1 looks annoyed. Everyone looks at Banquo in silence]


BANQUO

Forgive me, do continue with whatever you are saying.

WITCH 1

[Continues] Caporegime of Pisa will be the Caporegime of Florence.

WITCH 2

Strength, brave, nobility.

WITCH 3

Bloodlust, hatred, censure.

WITCH 1

Macbeth, be the Godfather, more but lesser than Banquo!

WITCH 2

Banquo, lesser but more than Macbeth!

WITCH 3

Macbeth, Godfather himself but children bereft

WITCH 1

Banquo, himself bereft but children be the Godfathers!

WITCHES

[Laugh loudly]

[A sudden thunderstorm occurs followed by a sudden silence. Macbeth and Banquo look at
each other scratching heads]
MACBETH

You speak in riddles. My friend and I dont understand.

[The three witches all smack their hands to their foreheads]


WITCH 1

Macbeth shall be the Godfather

WITCH 2

And Banquo will not!

WITCH 3

But Banquos descendant shall inherit the title of Godfather!

WITCH 1

And not yours, Macbeth!

WITCH 2

Do you freaking understand? Go figure!

[A brief silence]
MACBETH

[Coming to a realisation] Stop, you weirdoes! I beg to know more! How can I
be the Caporegime of Florence when hes alive, a prosperous gentleman?
And as for being a Godfather, thats unthinkable! From where did you get
these stories? Speak now!

[The witches vanish]


BANQUO

Well, there they go.

MACBETH

I wish they had stayed. [Looks at Banquo and says broodingly] Your children
shall be Godfathers.

BANQUO

You shall be Godfather, and Caporegime of Florence too, went it not so?

MACBETH

Exactly. Whos here?

[Enter Ross and Angus with their mission from Don Duncan]
ROSS

Don Duncan has happily received the news of your success.

ANGUS

We come as escorts, with the Dons thanks. Not with rewards

ROSS

But as sample of the honour yet to come, he named you the Caporegime of
Florence. Hail most worthy Caporegime.

BANQUO

[To himself] What? The sexy I mean Weird Sisters have spoken the truth?

MACBETH

But the Caporegime of Florence isnt dead!

ANGUS

He who was the Caporegime lives yet, but under sentence of death which he
deserves. I know not of his bad deed that wrecks our territory, high treason
has been proved and hes confessed.

MACBETH

[To himself] Two truths are told. The greatest is yet to come. This meddling
with the supernatural can neither be good or evil. Why am I having these
thoughts of murder?

BANQUO

[To Ross and Angus] Look how our partner is so carried away. [To Macbeth]
Macbeth, we are ready to leave when you are.

MACBETH

[Recovering] Forgive me. Gentlemen, thank you for your kindness. Let us go
meet the king. [To Banquo] Think about what has happened. Lets speak
openly to each other later.

BANQUO

[To Macbeth] Gladly.

[They go]

Scene 2
[The palace at Rome. A fanfare. Enter Don Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Lennox, and
attendant, and servant]
DUNCAN

Has Florence been executed?

MALCOLM

My Padrino, yes. One of the witnesses said so.

DUNCAN

[Looking demented] Florence was a gentleman on whom I built my trust.

[Enter Macbeth, Banquo, Ross, and Angus]

[To Macbeth, enthusiastically] Oh, worthiest cousin! I cannot keep up with the debt I have to
you. I can only say more is due to you than I can ever pay.
MACBETH

[Bowing] The service to you as a loyal follower pays itself, my Don.

DUNCAN

[To Banquo] And you noble Banquo, you are no less deserving. Let me
embrace you and hold you to my heart.

BANQUO

If I prosper there, the benefits will be all yours.

DUNCAN

Joy overwhelms me. To all, let it be known that my eldest son, Malcolm, will
be my successor. He is not the only one honoured. All merit will be nobly
rewarded. Well move to Macbeths manor at Turin to strengthen our
friendship.

MACBETH

Leave the rest to me. Ill delight my wife with the news of your coming. [He
bows] I humbly take my leave. [To himself] No one shall take away whats
mine. Darkness, I bid you to hide my wicked ambitions.

Scene 3
[Macbeths manor in Inverness. Lady Macbeth (Lady Mac) enters, reading a letter from
Macbeth]
LADY MAC

They met me on the day of victory and they possess supernatural powers.
They vanished when I wanted to question them. While I stood there in
amazement, messengers came from the Godfather, greeting me as
Caporegime of Florence, the title that the Weird Sisters had addressed me
before. They also said that I shall be a Don. I am sending you this news, my
greatest love, so that you wont lose a moments enjoyment through ignorance
of the greatness thats in store for you. Keep this to your heart, and farewell.
Pisa you are, and now, Florence. You shall be what you have been promised.
Yet Im worried about your nature. You want greatness, but you lack the
ruthlessness thats needed. Come home quickly, so that I can inspire you with
my passion and brave words.

[A servant enters]
Whats your news?
SERVANT

The Don comes here tonight.

LADY MAC

Youre mad to say so. Isnt your master with him?

SERVANT

With respect, its true. Our Capo is coming. A fellow messenger ran ahead of
him, hes almost dead.

LADY MAC

Look after him tenderly. He brings great news.

[The servant leaves]

[Opening her arms, looking as if she is in a trance] Come you spirits that tend
on mortal thoughts. Unsex me here and fill me from the crown to toe with
direst cruelty. Thicken my blood, make me remorseless, so that nothing can
stand in what I must do. Come to my womans breasts and turn my milk sour,
you abettors of murder. Come dark night, shield me from heaven so that it
wont see the blood I spill and cry Stop! Stop!.
[Macbeth enters]
Great Caporegime of Pisa! Worthy Caporegime of Florence! Your letters have
shown me the future so clearly that I feel it with us now.
MACBETH

My dearest love, Duncan comes here tonight.

LADY MAC

And when does he go?

MACBETH

Tomorrow.

LADY MAC

He will never see tomorrow. My Capo, stop showing emotions. Keep calm and
avoid suspicion. Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it. You
leave the business to me.

MACBETH

We must discuss this more.

LADY MAC

Dont show your feelings. Leave all the rest to me.

[They go]

Scene 4
[Outside Macbeths manor. Enter Don Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Banquo, Lennox,
Macduff, Ross, Angus, and attendants]
DUNCAN

[To Banquo] This manor is pleasantly situated and appeals to my senses.

[Lady Macbeth enters]


See! See! Our honoured hostess! We appreciate your labour.
LADY MAC

Our lives are at your service, my Padrino.

DUNCAN

Noble hostess, we are your guests tonight.

LADY MAC

Ourselves, your servants, and all that we possess are yours to command. Let
us enter, my Padrino.

[They go]

Scene 5
[A room in Macbeths manor. Macbeth enters]
MACBETH

When its done, thats the end of it, then the quicker its done, the better
[Doubting] but he trusts me, the great Don. I am nothing but a man with an
ambition that can bring about ones downfall. Should I do this?

[Lady Macbeth enters]


How now? What now?
LADY MAC

Why have you left the room?

MACBETH

Has he asked for me?

LADY MAC

Dont you know he has?

MACBETH

Lets stop this nonsense. He honoured me and I won great respect from the
people. Why should we cast it aside?

LADY MAC

[Scornfully] Are you afraid to match your act with your ambitions? You want
the crown, but now youre a self-confessed coward.

MACBETH

Enough of that. [Looking pitiful] What were up to is not human.

LADY MAC

What beast was it then that made you share this with me? You lost your nerve
when the time is perfect.

MACBETH

If we should fail?

LADY MAC

Fail? Us? Be courageous and we wont. When Duncan is asleep, Ill give his
two officers with so much wine that they will forget everything. When theyre
sleeping, what cant we do to the unguarded Don Duncan? Well blame the
drunken officers for our great murder.

MACBETH

Will they believe it?

LADY MAC

Who dares to take it otherwise as we shall grieve upon his death?

MACBETH

[Resolutely] I am settled. I am devoted to this terrible deed. Lets go and be


perfect hosts. We must conceal our hearts behind false faces.

[They go]

ACT 2
Scene 1
[A few hours later, in a courtyard in Macbeths manor Banquo enters with his son Fleance,
who is carrying torchlight]

BANQUO

What time is it, my boy?

FLEANCE

[Looking at the sky] The moon is down. I have not heard the clock.

BANQUO

[Looking at Fleance] Wheres your watch, son? Anyway, the moon goes down
at twelve.

FLEANCE

I think its later than that, father.

BANQUO

My eyes are heavy as lead, and yet I would not sleep. God, restrain in me the
cursed thoughts that come to me in dreams. [He hears a noise and pulls a
gun] Whos there?

MACBETH

A friend.

BANQUO

[Lowering his gun] What, sir, not yet at rest? The Dons in bed. He sleeps like
a child after a happy day in the playground.

MACBETH

Well, we were unprepared, but we did our best.

BANQUO

All was well. Anyway, I dreamt of the three sexy I mean, Weird Sisters last
night. To you, they have showed some truth.

MACBETH

I think not of them, but if you have some time to spare, we must talk about
their prophecies. Back me when the time comes, and youll do yourself some
good.

BANQUO

Provided I can remain honourable in doing so, free from evil and loyal to the
Don.

MACBETH

Sleep tight.

BANQUO

Thanks sir, the like to you.

[Banquo and Fleance leave]


MACBETH

[To his attendant] Tell your mistress to pound the alarm when my drinks
ready, then get to bed. [The attendant goes]

[Macbeth sits deep in thought at a table, then he comes to, startled, but staring into space.]
Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand? [He
snatches at the empty air] Nothing there, yet I see you still. Are you a creation
of a sick brain, o dagger? You are pointing the way I meant to go and you are
an instrument I am to use. Im so obsessed with murder that Im seeing things.
[He makes up his mind] I mustnt give myself away, just when the time is ripe
to kill him.
[An alarm goes off]
[Resolutely] Now I go and its done. Hear the alarm not, Duncan, for it is a
sound that summons you to heaven or to hell. [He goes to Duncans room
stealthily]

Scene 2
[Lady Macbeth enters, carrying a glass]
LADY MAC

The wine which has made them drunk has made me bold. [Thinking of
Macbeth] Hes doing it now. The drunken servants are snoring since Ive
drugged their drinks. [She pauses, as if thinking of old memories] If Duncan
hadnt resembled my father as he slept, Id have killed him myself.

[Macbeth staggers in, his hands and arms bathed in blood and carrying a dagger]
LADY MAC

My husband!

MACBETH

[In a low voice] I have done the deed. Listen! [They are both silent] Who lies
the second bedroom?

LADY MAC

Donalbain.

MACBETH

[Looking at his hands] This is a dreadful sight.

LADY MAC

[Scornfully] Stop being a drama queen!

MACBETH

[Disregarding her] Methought I heard a voice cried Sleep no more! Macbeth


has murdered sleep!. Ive murdered sleep meant to rejuvenate the body
weary from the days work

LADY MAC

[Interrupting] What do you mean?

MACBETH

[Disregarding her] Still the voice cried Sleep no more! Macbeth has murdered
sleep, Macbeth shall sleep no more!

LADY MAC

Youre so dramatic! Go get some water and wash that filthy evidence from
your hands. [Startled] And why did you bring the dagger with you? It must lie
there, go carry it and smear the sleepy servants with blood.

MACBETH

[Horrified] Ill go no more. I am afraid to think of what Ive done. Look at it


again I dare not.

LADY MAC

Coward! Give me the dagger. You fear sleeping people like you fear the devil.
If hes still bleeding, Ill smear the servants faces with blood, so it will look as
if they did it.

[Lady Macbeth goes out. An owl suddenly hoots]


MACBETH

[Terrified] Wheres the damn owl? Whats happened to me, that every voice
appals me? [Looking down at his hands] Whose hands are these? They pluck
out mine eyes! [Groaning] Oh, will the ocean cleans my hands of this blood?
No! More likely these hands will stain the vast green seas blood-red.

[Lady Macbeth returns. Her hands are blood-red]

LADY MAC

[Scornfully] My hands are of your red, but I dont have a heart as white as
yours. Lets return to our bedroom. Put your nightgown on in case were called
for. And dont be so emo!

MACBETH

Better to be emo than to face reality!

Scene 3
[Morning at Macbeths manor. Enter Macduff and Lennox]
MACDUFF

[To Lennox] I wonder if our Capo is up. [Macduff suddenly sees Macbeth from
afar] Ah, speak of the devil. Here he comes.

[Macbeth enters]
LENNOX

Good morning, noble sir!

MACBETH

Good morning to you both.

MACDUFF

Is the Don up, my lord?

MACBETH

He sleeps like a noble swine, which means not yet.

MACDUFF

Oh. Well, he ordered me to call him early. I have almost slipped the hour.

MACBETH

Ill bring you to him. [They walk towards the Dons bedroom]

MACDUFF

Hosting the Don is an agreeable inconvenience to you, I know, but its an


inconvenience more the less.

MACBETH

Tasks we like doing never seem irksome. [Pointing] This is the door. [Macduff
goes in]

LENNOX

Is the Don leaving today?

MACBETH

He is. That was his plan.

LENNOX

The night has been unruly. Where we stayed our chimneys were blown down,
and people said wailing was heard, strange screams of death. Some said
there were earthquakes.

MACBETH

It was a rough night.

LENNOX

My young mind doesnt recall one like it before.

[Macduff returns, wild-eyed]


MACDUFF

Oh horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive this abomination!

MACBETH
Whats the matter?
LENNOX

MACDUFF

Havoc has reached perfection. Gods anointed Don has been robbed of his
sacred life!

MACBETH

His life?

LENNOX

Mean you Don Duncan?

MACDUFF

Dont bid me to speak. See and then speak yourselves.

[Macbeth and Lennox run off]


Wake up, wake up! Pound the alarm! Murder and treason! Banquo, Donalbain,
and Malcolm, wake up! Pound the alarm!
[An alarm goes off. Lady Macbeth enters, all innocent]
LADY MAC

Whats the matter? Speak, speak!

MACDUFF

Oh, gentle lady! No woman could survive the telling.

[Banquo enters]
Oh Banquo, Banquo! Our Dons murdered!
LADY MAC

No! What? In our house?

BANQUO

Dear Duff, contradict yourself and say it isnt so!

[Macbeth and Lennox return]


MACBETH

Had I died an hour before this happened, I had lived a blessed life. From now
on, theres nothing left worth living for.

[Enter Malcolm and Donalbain, Duncans sons]


DONALBAIN Whats the trouble?
MACDUFF

Yours. The fountain of your family has been stopped.

MALCOLM

No! By whom?

LENNOX

Those of his servants, as it seemed, had done it. Their faces and hands were
bloody. So was a dagger, still unwiped. They stared around and looked
demented. No mans life was to be trusted with them.

MACBETH

Oh how I wish now I hadnt lost my self control and killed them.

MACDUFF

Why then?

MACBETH

Can you be so calm when you see the lifeless body of your Godfather? My
love for our great Don overwhelmed my reason.

LADY MAC

Help me, please! [Pretending to faint]

MACDUFF

Look after the lady.

MALCOLM

[To Donalbain] Why do we hold our tongues, when its our business more
than anyone?

DONALBAIN [Replying to Malcolm] What should we say when our own lives are in danger?
Lets go. Our tears are not ready to come yet.
MALCOLM

Nor is our deep sorrow fully felt.

BANQUO

[To servants] Take care of the lady. [To the others] Lets go away, get dressed,
and meet to discuss this murder. By God, Im ready to fight against any
treasonous malice.

MACDUFF

And so do I.

ALL

So all.

MACBETH

Lets quickly dress, and meet in the hall.

[They all go except for Malcolm and Donalbain]


MALCOLM

What will you do? Lets not consort with them. Its easy for a hypocrite to show
a sorrow he doesnt feel. Ill to France.

DONALBAIN To Germany, I. Our separation will keep us both safer. Here, smilers keep
guns beneath their coats.
[They go]

Scene 4
[Next morning, outside Macbeths manor. Enter Ross and an old man]
OLD MAN

In all my seventy years, Ive seen some dreadful times and things strange, but
compared to this awful night, theyre insignificant.

ROSS

Ah good father. The heavens are showing their displeasure at mankinds


behaviour. Its daytime now, but its dark like a night.

OLD MAN

Its unnatural, just like the recent murder. Last Tuesday, a falcon was attacked
and killed by an owl.

ROSS

And Duncans beautiful horses suddenly went wild as if they would make was
with mankind. They even ate each other.

[Macduff enters]
Ah, here comes the good Macduff. How goes the world, sir, now?
MACDUFF

Why, see you not?

ROSS

Does anyone know who did this bloody murder?

MACDUFF

[Cautiously] The men Macbeth killed.

ROSS

Alas, what did they hope to gain?

MACDUFF

They were hired. Malcolm and Donalbain, the Dons two sons, have fled the
country. Theyre suspected.

ROSS

Careless ambition destroys itself. Then most likely Macbeth will become Don?

MACDUFF

Hes already chosen and is at Scone for the initiation ceremony.

ROSS

Wheres Duncans body?

MACDUFF

Taken to Palermo, the familys tomb.

ROSS

Are you going to Latina?

MACDUFF

No, cousin. Im going home to Genoa.

ROSS

Well, Latina for me.

MACDUFF

May you see things well done there, but things may have changed for the
worse. Addio.

ROSS

[To the old man] Farewell, father.

OLD MAN

Gods blessings go with you, and with those that would make good of bad and
friends of foe.

[They go to their separate ways]

ACT 3
Scene 1
[At Macbeths manor. Banquo speaks by himself]
BANQUO

You own it all now, Macbeth... Godfather. Florence. Pisa. I fear this, Macbeth.
You dirtied your hand yet it was promised they stay not with you. As I, I...
should be the father of many Godfathers. Will my fortune ever come as well?

[Macbeth enters with Lady Macbeth]


MACBETH

Ahh... Here be our dearest friend.

LADY MAC

Yes... How the feast shall be nothing without him.

MACBETH

Its a shame you wont be there. Are you going to leave this afternoon?

BANQUO

Yes Padrino. It would have taken the whole afternoon up to the night to reach.

MACBETH

Hmm. We hear our bloody cousins in France and Germany invent stories to
the people. Not admitting their cruel murder of their own kin. Well, I am dying

to discuss this with you together anytime soon. Away with you to your bike!
Will Fleance be with you?
BANQUO

Yes Padrino. We share the same intention.

MACBETH

I wish your ride with that great Yamaha bike be swift and safe; and so I do
commend you be on your way. Addio!

[Banquo exits]
MACBETH

My lady! Do leave me alone for I have some urgent matters to be spoken.

[Lady Macbeth exits]


Accursed fiend! Banquo, you lie as my only concern. Damn if the witches are
true. I am the Godfather but my children will inherit not? [A knocking is heard]
Whos there?
[Two murderers enter]
MACBETH

Ah, we have talked yesterday havent we?

KILLER 1

So we had, Padrino.

MACBETH

Well then, have you pondered upon it? Know that it was him who kept you in
poverty! You! Living so hard! Working days and night yet no matter how much
you strive till your soul is half gone and your mind is crazed but still you are
not free? Know that it was Banquos fault.

KILLER 2

You made it known to us.

MACBETH

So I did. This is why I bring you here now. Are you so patient and divine to let
him walk over you again and again and let him be laughing over your
starvation? The man who bowed your head and damned you to be beggars
forever?

KILLER 1

We are men, my Don.

MACBETH

Yes! You be the executors of your enemy, that it be swift and clean... What do
you say?

KILLER2

I am a person, boss. That vileness blow through the heart and greatly raged
that I would do anything even if it is against the world.

KILLER 1

And I, devastated by lifes hardship, will do anything to win a fortune had any
lie in front of me.

MACBETH

Both of you. Know Banquo was your enemy.

KILLERS

True, my Padrino.

MACBETH

Thus he is mine as well. Though my hate towards him burns me, he had been
my friend. With my arms I will never accomplish, but with both of you,
performing your occupation...it can.

KILLERS

[Bowing] We shall perform what you command us.

MACBETH

Your spirit shines through you! The right moment is tonight. Leave no trace.
No marks. No witnesses. Not even his son, Fleance. And when youre
finished, Ill come to you.

KILLERS

We are resolved, my Padrino.

MACBETH

Be on your way.

Scene 2
[A room in Macbeths manor. Lady Macbeth is with her attendant and servant]
LADY MAC

[To the attendant] Is Banquo gone from the manor?

ATTENDANT Yes, my Lady.


LADY MAC

[To the servant] Tell your Padrino that I wish for his presence, for a few words.
Now both go.

SERVANT

Yes, my Lady.

[Attendant and servant exit]


LADY MAC

We have it already. All what desired of is here now. Never had I imagine it
leads to such great worry. It would have been better to be destroyed than to
dwell in this fearful joy by destruction.

[Macbeth enters with a glum face]


LADY MAC

My husband? What is it? Are you having thoughts of what is done? It is gone
my dear? Let it die. Things that cannot be healed should be forgotten.

MACBETH

Our deed will haunt us my dear. It will never leave. We will live in fear.
Duncan rests in peace by his grave while we fret in this worry.

LADY MAC

Calm down sweetheart. Be happy and jovial among your guests tonight.

MACBETH

Perhaps I will. I suggest you do the same though... while remembering that
Banquo will one day take all of this away from us. Wear your poker face while
youre at it, dear.

LADY MAC

[Sighs] Enough of this dear!

MACBETH

Bah! My head have been filled with rash thoughts these days!

LADY MAC

Dont forget to use your shampoo!

MACBETH

[Looks at Lady Macbeth, annoyed] What? Its not my hair that Im talking
about; its those accursed Banquo and his son Fleance!

LADY MAC

Theyre not immortals honey. Theyll eventually be gone one day.

MACBETH

Thats correct. Before supper is served, before the blankets cover us tonight,
we will sing and dance with joy!

LADY MAC

Really? Why is that?

MACBETH

Well you see, when Banquo and Fleance goes into the back alley as they
search for the bike, Ive sent some [Lady Macbeth yawns at some point in
this line]

MACBETH

[Pissed] Just be blissful in this matter, baby. Itll hurt your brain if you think too
much.

Scene 3
[In the back alley. Two killers are playing poker when another killer enters and joins them]
KILLER 1

Who are you?

KILLER 3

Me? Oh ha-ha. A salesman. Duh, Im a killer.

KILLER 2

What?! I thought Macbeth only sent two of us?

KILLER 3

Macbeth told me to make sure that you guys get the job done!

KILLER 1

Pfft! Nonsense. See these hands? See the muscles on this guy over here?
You sit down and watch carefully when we crack the bones off of those
Banquo and that... other guy, his son I think.

KILLER 2

Its good that youre here though! Keep watch! When they arrive call us. We
want to have another round in this. [Continue playing poker]

KILLER 3

[Suddenly] Did you hear that?

KILLER 1 & 2 What? [Both stand up in shock]


KILLER 3

[Laughs]

[Killer 1 and 2 look to each other with infuriated faces and then beat Killer 3. Suddenly
Banquo and Fleance enter. All killers are shocked and quickly hide]
BANQUO

Its quite dark now son! Switch on the torchlight!

KILLER 1

Hey I think thats the guy! Damn I was winning the poker!

KILLER 2

Shut up! Turn around! Go behind the dumpster!

[All killers go behind the bushes. Killer 3 continues to watch]


KILLER 3

Hey, here he comes! Here he comes!

BANQUO

I think its going to rain tonight!

[The killers come out. One of them looks at Fleance]


KILLER 1

Hello people! Weve come to

BANQUO

Fleance! Run! Theyre pedophiles!

[All run, but THE killers manage to outpace them. A fight ensues. Suddenly, two of the killers
grab Banquo]
Damn it! Son, RUN! SAVE YOUR VIRGINITY! Avenge me!
[Killer 3 stabs Banquo but Fleance gets away]
KILLER 2

[Shouts to Fleance] Hey! Were killers not rapists okay?!

KILLER 3

You, you, you butterfingers! You let him get away!

KILLER 1

Well, we got the old guy out. Thats better than nothing.

KILLER 2

Well, lets report this.

Scene 4
[A feast at the manor. Full table in the middle of the stage and chairs. Macbeth, Lady
Macbeth, Ross, Lennox, followers, and attendants enter]
MACBETH

Have a seat. I welcome you to the feast!

MAFIOSO

Thank you Padrino.

MACBETH

[To Lady Macbeth] Ill mingle with the guests now. Okay, honey?

LADY MAC

Of course darling. Let them know how welcome they are to my heart.

MACBETH

Yes, yes, sure. [Approaches the killers who have just entered the stage] What
are you doing? [Points to the kilers face] Euwww! Whats that?

KILLER 1

Banquos blood. (Wipes face)

MACBETH

Well, better on your face than his insides. Is it done?

KILLER 2

Dead as a roasted pig my lord.

MACBETH

So hes dead then?

KILLER 2

Duh, what do you expect? Its a yes, boss.

MACBETH

Good, good. Along with Fleance?

KILLER 1

[Reluctantly] Well, that little git escaped.

MACBETH

Fff.fettuccine! Shit.take mushrooms! Arrgh! My head hurts! But you got


rid of Banquo right?

KILLER 1

Yes Padrino. Thrown into the sewage tank. It is not advisable to drink water
from the tap tomorrow.

MACBETH

Ah... the old snake is dead, that leaves the little one. Hes harmless. Go, Ill
meet you afterwards.

[Killer 1 leaves]
LADY MAC

My sweet honey ice tea, you are ignoring your guests! We need a toast here!

MACBETH

Yes, my dear love, [Sarcastic] very gently reminded. Dearest family! A toast to
our appetites and good digestion! Cheers! [Drink]

LENNOX

Please have a seat Padrino!

[A black out happens. Ghost of Banquo appears]


MACBETH

[Sarcastically] Of course somebody had to forget paying the electricity bills.


[Sighs and then ironically speaks] Dear Banquo how our feast would have
been better if he is around. It is better if he does it on purpose rather than
mischance.

LENNOX

What a shame. Please my Padrino, your seat!

MACBETH

Well... I would have if there are any seats left.

LENNOX

Heres one your majesty if you can see it!

MACBETH

Where? [Suddenly sees the Ghost of Banquo and yells BANQQQQQQ!!!]

[Electricity turns on and Banquo disappears. Everyone is surprised by the sudden scream]
LENNOX

This is quite annoying [referring to the light]. Bank, Padrino?

MACBETH

[Exasperating] BANK! I mean BANK!!! I forgot to withdraw from the bank to


pay the bills this morning. [Breathless] Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!

LADY MAC

[Stands up and goes to Macbeth] Dearest guests, please be calm, our


Padrino has this disease of shock when he suddenly remembers to do
something that he forgot! [Whispers to Macbeth] Are you freaking mad?

MACBETH

Honey! B b banquo! Hes here! Hes, hes... [Another blackout and


Banquo reappears] THERE!!! GHOOO!! GHHOOOSS!!! GHHHHHHH!!!!!!
[Lights again and Banquo disappear] GAS TANK!!!

LADY MAC

[Mad] Husband, control yourself! Are you out your mind?

MACBETH

Death! Death has been in war each and every time again! Death occurs! But
never have this happened! What is this?

LADY MAC

Dear, your noble friends are looking at you!

MACBETH

[Quickly recovers] Ah! Yes! My friends please, please do forgive me... I have
this... astigmatism. People who know me are definitely used to this condition.

[Another blackout, and Banquo appears again] AAAARGH! Damn apparition!


Its not my fault! Its not by my hands that sealed your fate and ties your
bonds! Be gone! Go away! [Banquos ghost leaves] Oh... It worked.
LADY MAC

Husband! You spoiled the feast with this this behaviour!

MACBETH

You... youre saying that you didnt see that? Truly?

ROSS

See what Padrino?

LADY MAC

Please, please dont question him; he usually gets worse when you do. Thank
you for coming, please, be on your way.

LENNOX

As requested my Lady, good night Padrino.

[Mafioso leave]
MACBETH

Blood, crows, magpies, what time is it?

LADY MAC

Almost dawn sweetheart.

MACBETH

Macduff... he didnt come to the feast did he?

LADY MAC

No, he didnt, did you invite him?

MACBETH

[Looking outside emotionlessly] I heard rumours about him. Ill summon him
alright. I must go to the witches again. I must see my endeavour.

ACT 4
Scene 1
[A deserted hut during a thunderous night. In the centre, there is a boiling cauldron. The
three witches enter]
WITCH 1

The striped cat has meowed three times.

WITCH 2

The hedgehog has whined three times plus one.

WITCH 3

My demon cries its time! Its time!

WITCHES

[Chanting]
All around the pot lets go.
In it poison guts we throw.
And boil a toad thats thirty-one and night beneath cold stone.
Slept while poison sweat ooze out.
Lets boil them first in the charmed pot.

[All witches circle the pot and chant]

Double, double toil and trouble,


Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Double, double boi
WITCH 1

[Suddenly] Stop, stooooop! This is boring! Why chant when we can do


something else?

WITCH 2

So?

WITCH 3

I know what we should do.

[All witches start to dance to a funky pop song]


WITCH 1

Stop! Something wicked this way comes. Open locks, whoever knocks!

[Macbeth enters]
MACBETH

Well now, what are you old hags doing?

WITCHES

A deed without a name.

MACBETH

I call upon you to answer me.

WITCH 1

Speak.

WITCH 2

Demand

WITCH 3

Well answer.

WITCH 1

Tell us whether you would hear it from our lips or our masters masters.

MACBETH

Call them. Let me see them.

WITCHES

[Chanting]
Pour in blood of sow that ate of her nine piglets.
Add the sweated grease from a killers gallows.
Feed the flame.
Come spirits high and low.

[Hawaiian music plays and then an apparition (App 1) appears with and looks at Macbeth]
APP 1

Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff, beware the Caporegime of


Genoa. Dismiss me. Enough.

MACBETH

You have confirmed my fear. I have a question

WITCH 1

[Interrupting] He will not be commanded. Heres another, more powerful than


the first.

[Beyoncs Crazy in Love plays. The second apparition (App 2) appears]


APP 2

Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Be bloody, bold, and determined. Laugh to


scorn the power of man, for no one born of woman shall harm Macbeth.

MACBETH

Then live Macduff. Why should I fear you? But Ill safeguard my fate. You
shall not live Macduff.

APP 2

Be lion-hearted, and dont worry about who is irritated or discontented of


where the plotters are. Macbeth shall never be defeated until the Forest of
Central Park comes against him at Capitoline Hill.

MACBETH

Ridiculous! Who can order the trees to pull their roots from the ground and
march? Sweet predictions! Yet my heart years to know one thing: shall
Banquos children be the masters of this territory?

WITCH 2

Seek to know no more.

MACBETH

I demand to be satisfied. Deny me this and may an eternal curse fall on you!

WITCH 2

Show his eyes and grieve his heart.

WITCH 3

Come like shadows and then depart!

[Macbeth screams as Banquos ghost appears from the back and covers Macbeths eyes.
Macbeth starts to see visions]
MACBETH

Let me go! [Over-dramatically scared] OH MY GOD! Banquos son the title!


And who is this who looks like him? And another one? No! No! All
descendents of Banquo are Godfathers?! [Finally Banquo lets go of Macbeth
and disappears. Macbeth regains his strengths] Wait? Is this so?

WITCHES

Speak no more, seek no more.

[The witches vanish]


MACBETH

Where are they? [Calls to someone outside] Lennox, come!

LENNOX

Yes, Padrino?

MACBETH

Did you see the Weird Sisters?

LENNOX

No, my Padrino. Padrino, I have a news for you. It seems that Macduff has
fled to France.

MACBETH

France you say? [Smirks and says to himself] The times ripe to get rid of
Macduffs family. Lets go.

[They go]

Scene 2
[Macduffs mansion at Genoa. Lady Macduff (Lady Duff) and Ross enter]
LADY DUFF What had he done to make him fly the land?
ROSS

Be patient, cousin.

LADY DUFF Patience? He is a coward, running away from his fear!


ROSS

You know not whether it stems from his fear or his wisdom.

LADY DUFF Wisdom? Leaving his wife and children?


ROSS

My dearest coz, please control yourself. Your husband is noble and wise. I
dare not to speak much further. I bid you farewell. Blessings upon you.

[Ross leaves and Lady Macduff sighs. As she turns around and about to leave the stage, a
murderer appears]
LADY DUFF By God, who are you?
MURDERER Where is your husband?
LADY DUFF Only heaven knows where he is.
MURDERER Then I see no reason for this conversation to continue. [Pulls out the gun]
[Lady Macduff suddenly hears her children scream]
LADY DUFF [Screams loudly] My children! Murderers! Help!
[Lady Macduff and the murderer run out of the stage]

Scene 3
[In front of the HQ of the National French Milieu in Paris. Malcolm and Macduff enter]
MALCOLM

Macduff, Im afraid I cannot take the title of Godfather. I lack many qualities of
a good boss.

MACDUFF

If it is so boss, I have to leave serving Italy with grief for Italy without you is
meaningless to me.

MALCOLM

Macduff, what I said just now was a lie. You are loyal to me and Italy. I have
no experience with women and war. Lead me to the right path, Macduff.

MACDUFF

I will do so, boss. I will honour the trust youve given.

[Ross enters]
Look whos coming! My noble cousin! Welcome! Is Italy still as it was?
ROSS

Alas, poor territory. It cannot be called our mother, but our grave, where no
one but those who know nothing ever smile.

MALCOLM

Whats the latest grief?

ROSS

A report an hour old is considered stale news. Each minute gives birth to a
new one.

MACDUFF

Hows my wife and children?

ROSS

[Reluctantly] Why well

MACDUFF

The enemies have not attacked their peace?

ROSS

[Shakes his head] There was a rumour that many men had taken up arms. I
believe this is true for I saw the rival forces on the march. [To Malcolm] If you
appeared in Italy, Mafiosi would spring up. Our men would fight to get rid of
their terrible misfortunes.

MALCOLM

Let them be comforted. We are coming there. The Boss of the French Milieu
has lent us ten thousand men. There is not a more experienced gang
member in Europe.

ROSS

I wish I could respond with similar comfort, but I have words I dare not say.

MACDUFF

To whom do these words concern? To all or to one?

ROSS

The main burden is yours alone.

MACDUFF

If its mine, dont keep it. Pray tell.

ROSS

Your mansion was stormed, your wife, children, servants, men and women all
savagely shot.

MALCOLM

Merciful heaven! [To Macduff] Dear Duff, dont hide behind your hat. Express
your sorrow. Silent grief whispers to the overburdened heart and breaks it. Be
comforted. Lets make our great revenge the medicine that cures this terrible
grief.

MACDUFF

Oh, I could weep like a woman and rage like a braggart. But, gentle heavens,
cut short all delay! Bring me and this Italian fiend face to face. Set him within
the reach of my gun. If he escapes then, may Heaven forgive him.

ROSS

Spoken like a man. Come and fight. Our fighters are ready.

[They go]

ACT 5
Scene 1
[A doctor and a gentlewoman (Gwoman) stand in a room in Macbeths manor]
DOCTOR

I have two nights watched with you but still could not believe what you have
reported. When was the last time she walked?

GWOMAN

Since his Padrino went to field, I have seen her rise from her bed, put on her
nightgown, unlock her closet, take out some paper, fold it, write on it, read it,
seal it up, and then return to bed, remaining asleep the entire time.

DOCTOR

Its unnatural to be asleep and act as if youre awake. When she is like this,
besides walking and doing various activities, have you heard her say
anything?

GWOMAN

She says something, sir, but I fear I will not repeat it to you.

DOCTOR

You really should, as why should you not?

[Suddenly Lady Macbeth enters, holding a candle]


GWOMAN

Oh look. Here she comes. Hide sir, hide!

[The Doctor and the gentlewoman hide]


DOCTOR

She looks strange. You see, her eyes are open!

GWOMAN

Yes, they are open as they seem, but their sense are shut.

LADY MAC

[Rubbing her hands. in between lines she cackled, like a psycho]


Oh, theres still a spot here. [the Doctor writes what he sees] Come out,
damned spot! Out, I command you! One, two. OK, its time to do it now. Hell is
murky nonsense, my lord, nonsense! You are a Godfather, and yet you are
afraid? Why should we be scared, when no one can lay the guilt upon us?
But who would have thought the old man would have had so much blood in
him?

[The Doctor looks shocked but the Gentlewoman looks at Lady Macbeth with sympathy]
Will my hands never be clean? No more of that, my lord, no more of that.
Youll ruin everything by acting startled like this. [Caressing her hand] I still
have the smell of blood on my hand. Oh, all my Chanel and Ralph Laurens
perfumes will not sweeten this little hand [Wails]
DOCTOR

[In realisation of the truth] Oh God, all the weight she is carrying.

LADY MAC

Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Dont look so frightened. I tell you
again, Banquo is buried. He cannot come out of his grave. [she walks around
again, mindlessly] To bed, to bed! Whats done cannot be undone. To bed, to
bed, to bed!

[Lady Macbeth exits]


DOCTOR

[They go]

She has bewildered my mind and amazed my eyes. I have an opinion, but I
dont dare to say it out loud. People with guilty and deranged minds will
confess their secrets to their pillows as they sleep. This woman needs a priest
more than a doctor. God forgive us all!

Scene 2
[A room in Macbeths manor. Macbeth stands in the middle of the room moving here and
about. Then the doctor is standing beside him]
MACBETH

Dont bring me any more reports. I dont care if all the Mafioso desert me.
Until the Forest of Central Park comes to the Capitoline, I cannot be tainted
with fear. Whats the boy Malcolm? Wasnt he not born from a woman?

[A servant enters]
SERVANT

Padrino, there are mobs outside!

MACBETH

[Says dejectedly to the servant] Give me my jacket! This battle will either
secure my reign forever or topple me from my throne. My life has no honor,
love, obedience, and loyal friend, only fake hopes exist. [He instructs an
attendant loudly] Send out more people and guard the grounds! [To the
doctor] how is my wife, doctor?

DOCTOR

She is troubled, delusional even, seeing fancies that keep her from her rest.

MACBETH

Cant you erase the written troubles of the brain, and with an antidote,
cleanse the dirt smeared on the heart? [Macbeth wears the jacket that the
servant gives to him]

DOCTOR

This illness my Don, cannot be cured by anyone other than the patient herself.

MACBETH

[Looks at the Doctor with hate and spite] You are a garbage! Now get
out!

[Everone leaves. Macbeth looks down and buries his face beneath his palms. Suddenly a
scream is heard. An attendant comes running to him]
ATTENDANT My my Padrino. Her Lady Her Lady is dead.
MACBETH

[Emotionless] Go. Leave me.

[The attendant leaves]


She would have died later anyway. That news was bound to come someday.
[Stuts along the stage]
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

[A servant enters]
SERVANT

Padrino, I have terrible news.

MACBETH

Proceed.

SERVANT

As I was standing watch in the south wing, I looked towards Central Park, and
I swear I saw the forest moving. Three miles from here you can see a moving
forest.

MACBETH

Blasted! Why should I play the Roman fool and die by my own gun? As long
as I see enemies of mine alive, I would rather see my gun wound them than
me!

[They go]

Scene 3
[Malcolm, Macduff, and Young Siward (YS) entering the battlefield near Macbeths manor]
MALCOLM

Now near enough. [To Macduff] Splendid idea, Macduff, to conceal the size of
our army using the trees! [To Young Siward] You worthy cousin, lead our first
battle. Worthy Macduff and I shall take upons what else remain to do so.

YS

Fare you well. Do we but find the tyrants power tonight, let us be beaten if we
cannot fight.

MACDUFF

[Passionately and loudly] Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
those clamorous harbingers of blood and death!

MALCOLM

[Loudly] FOR JUSTICE!

[All of them run into the battle field!]


Scene 4
[Another part of the battlefield. Enter Macbeth]
MACBETH

I cannot fly. What kind of man is he who wasnt born of woman. I have no one
to fear.

[Young Siward enters]


YS

Macbeth I presumed?

[Macbeth turns around]


The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.
MACBETH

No, nor more fearful.

YS

Ill prove youre a mere mortal!

[They fight. Young Siward is killed]


MACBETH

You were born of woman!

[Macduff enters]
MACDUFF

Turn, hell-hound, turn!

MACBETH

Of all men I have avoided you. Get back. My soul is too stained with the blood
of yours already.

MACDUFF

I have no words for my actions will say them better!

[Macduff and Macbeth fight]


MACBETH

Youre wasting your time trying to wound me. You might as well try to punch
the air with your fist. Go fight someone who can be harmed. I lead a charmed
life, which cant be ended by anyone born from a woman.

MACDUFF

Despair your charm. The evil spirit you serve can tell you that I was not born.
They ripped me out of my mothers womb before she could bear me naturally.

MACBETH

Curse you for telling me this! My hopes were raised yet now, nothing remains.

MACDUFF

Then surrender, you coward!

MACBETH

Im not going to surrender and have to kiss the ground in front of Malcolm, or
be taunted by the common people. Come on, lets go at it while both of us are
breathing Macduff. Damn the first man who cries, 'Stop! Enough!

[The fight continues and Macbeth finally dies]

Scene 5
[Malcolm, Ross, and many other Mafioso and French Milieu gather at a compound]
MALCOLM

I wish all of our friends could have survived this battle.

ROSS

Some of them must die, but from these I see, a day as great as this is cheaply
bought.

MALCOLM

We shall honour those who die in the name of the truth and justice.

[Macduff enters]
Ah Macduff! What news do you bring?
MACDUFF

[Kneels and points to his arms] Look, here I have the blood of the cursed
Macbeth, now dead.

MALCOLM

Oh such great news!

MACDUFF

We are free from his tyranny. I see that you have the familys Mafioso around
you, and theyre thinking the same thing as me. I want them to join me in this
loud cheer, Hail, the Godfather! Hail, the Godfather!

ALL

Hail, the Godfather! Hail, the Godfather!

END