The Mis-Education of Shakespeare – Macbeth is a play that aims to make the classic Shakespearean play, Macbeth, more accessible to high school learners by performing extracts from the text in local languages. The performance is improvised and features an Afro musical underscore, with four actors switching between multiple characters. The play tells the story of Macbeth, a Scottish general, who receives a prophecy from three witches that he will become king. Driven by ambition and the encouragement of his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne. However, his guilt and paranoia lead to further violence and ultimately his downfall.
The performance will last for 40 minutes and will be followed by a 20-minute discussion where the audience can ask questions and discuss the themes and characters of the play. By engaging with the material in this way, high school learners will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the play and its relevance to their own lives.