Macbeth #killingit, page 1
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Macbeth #killingit / William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone.
Summary: “William Shakespeare’s tragedy told in the style of texts, tweets, and status posts”—Provided by publisher.
ISBN 978-0-553-53880-9 (trade) — ISBN 978-0-553-53881-6 (ebook)
[1. Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616. Macbeth—Adaptations.] I. Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616. Macbeth. II. Title. III. Title: Macbeth hashtag killingit. IV. Title: Macbeth #killing it.
PZ7.C1863Mac 2016 [Fic]—dc23 2015008606
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Macbeth, Thane of Glamis and co-commander of Duncan’s army
Duncan, king of Scotland
Malcolm, Duncan’s older son
Donalbain, Duncan’s younger son
Banquo, co-commander of Duncan’s army and Macbeth’s friend
Fleance, Banquo’s son
The Three Witches
Hecate, goddess of witchcraft
Macduff, a Scottish noble
Seyton, Macbeth’s servant
The Three Murderers
Lennox, a Scottish noble
Ross, a Scottish noble
Angus, a Scottish noble
Menteith, a Scottish noble
Caithness, a Scottish noble
Siward, commander of the English soldiers
Young Siward, Siward’s son
Captain in Duncan’s army
Apparitions: an Armed Head, a Bloody Child, a Crowned Child, and eight nonspeaking kings
The Three Servants
Characters You Won’t Meet in This Book
(aka People w/o Smartphones)
An Old Man
A Doctor at the English court
Attendants, Servants, Lords, Thanes, Soldiers (all nonspeaking)
Group text: The Three Witches
When do u witches wanna meet up next? In thunder , in lightning , or in rain ?
When the hurly-burly’s done. When the battle’s lost and won .
Right b4 the setting sun.
Upon the heath.
There we’ll find Macbeth. *heh heh*
G2g. My needs kibble!
And my needs his .
Kk I’ll b here.
= and = #WitchesBCrazy
Captain has posted a new picture to album: The Battle for Scotland #BattleSelfie
Duncan: What’s up w/ the battle, Captain? The pics pretty intense—you must have been rite in the middle of everything!
Malcolm: Dad, this is the soldier who saved my life!
Captain: It was a storm for a while—but we won! And Macbeth saved the day by slicing thru that traitor Macdonwald like ! #MacbethFTW
Duncan: Thx 4 the good ! So proud of u. Now stop taking selfies and get 2 the b4 u bleed out!
Group text: Duncan, Ross, Malcolm
What’s going on, Ross? How’s my favorite Thane?
God save the king!
*cough* a$$ *cough*
Shut it, Malcolm. FYI, the Thane of Cawdor is a traitor. He sold us out to the enemy , but we caught him, NBD.
WTF?! Really? That guy was great at parties. Guess the only thing 2 do now is take away his title and give it to…wait for it…
Macbeth sure chose a good day 2 b a hero.
It’s ! Where my girls @?
Witch #2: Oh, you know, killing .
Witch #3: U?
Witch #1: Well, I won’t bore u w/ the details, but there was a and a and some s. She didn’t want to share, . Let’s just say, it didn’t end well for her. LMAO.
Witch #3: I a drum! Macbeth is almost here. U guys remember the chant?
Witch #1: We weird sisters …
Witch #2: in , travel all over the …
Witch #3: , 3 + 3 + 3 = 9. Yay! The spell is ready.
Banquo, I’m almost there. This weather is TERRIBLE!! At least we won! Did you I’m #Trending?!
Hey, can you see those ? WTF! They have longer beards than me.
Hail, Macbeth, Thane of Glamis.
Who are you & how did you get our numbers?!
Hail, Macbeth, Thane of Cawdor.
Huh? Macbeth, did u get promoted w/o telling me?
Hail, Macbeth, soon 2 b king.
Um, if u can see the future , can u give me good 2?
Banquo, < lesser than Macbeth and greater >.
Not as happy , but much happier .
You’ll have s, but you won’t be yourself.
All hail Macbeth & Banquo!
Huh? I’m Thane of Glamis already. But IDK anything about Cawdor. Last I heard, that guy was still alive. (And the life of every party! ) And ? Well, that’s just crazy ! Tell me more…?
Hey, Macbeth, my txts to aren’t goin thru.
They prob heard you comment on their beards. #SlowClap #TypicalBanquo
Sux 2 be u, man. All those royal s, but never urself?
Ha, right. Like ur actually gonna be !
Group text: Ross, Angus, Macbeth, Banquo
Hey. I know ur still OTW from battle, but just FYI the king is pretty w/ u, Macbeth.
He chose u as the new Thane of Cawdor.
But the old Thane of Cawdor’s still alive…rite? I don’t wear borrowed kilts, if u know what I mean. #ThaneLife
Yeah, he’s alive, but to the . He admitted to treason and everything. It’s all you.
Banquo, I’m Thane of Cawdor! Do you think this means your s will be after all?
They said u were gonna be remember?! But we should b careful. Maybe it’s all a trick.
Yeah, the best trick EVER!
Can the tell the truth?
The Three Witches like this.
Okay. Let’s look @ the facts. The Cawdor thing is great , but I can’t become , can I? Not until Duncan dies, anyway. And IMHO I don’t that happening any soon.
1. Patiently wait for Duncan 2 die
2. Become king of Scotland when old & feeble
3. Cry about my wasted life
PS: Unless Duncan invites himself to my , my wife and an imaginary convince me 2 stab him, I blame it on some servants , his heirs mysteriously disappear, etc. etc. Like THAT would ever happen! I feel guilty just thinking about it. My is racing.
Macbeth looks kinda weird rite now. His hair is standing up & I can literally his pounding. Gonna keep my on him.
Hey, son, has the old Thane of Cawdor been “taken care of” yet?
Yep, I’ve gotten that Cawdor is officially .
About ! How’d it go?
He was surprisingly brave. Prob the most impressive thing he ever did in life was die lol. (Too soon??)
I still can’t believe it. I rly trusted that guy! Never shoulda bought those matching BFF kilts…
Group text: Duncan, Macbeth, Banquo
Congrats and thx, Macbeth. You’ve given me more than I could ever repay.
Just having ur is enough, D.
Still, I’ll out for you from now on & Banquo 2 .
U gave us the chance to succeed! #Blessed
Speaking of succeed—I have an announcement 2 make. Brb.
FYI my son Malcolm is next in line to become king of Scotland! In the meantime, he’ll be @PrinceOfCumberland. Just in case n-e-1 else was thinking they might become king soon lol.
Malcolm likes this.
Duncan: PS Party @ Macbeth’s tonight!
Malcolm: THX DAD
Donalbain: FML #SecondBorn
Oh, I just can’t wait to be…sued for copyright infringement.
UGH! MALCOLM is Prince of Cumberland now? Well, that sux. It’s gonna be a lot harder to become . #AlwaysTheThane Hmm, I gotta keep these s&my black out of the .
Long short, I need to look !
Welcome, Lady Macbeth! You’ve got 2 new messages marked “Urgent.”
Macbeth Oh, NBD, just Glamis, Cawdor, and soon-to-be KING
Duncan Party tonight @ Inverness! All ages! No cover!
OMG?! Me, queen of Scotland?? Better start trying on crowns! But Macbeth can be such a . He’s 2 nice to speed up the process, if u know what I mean. I’ll have 2 do some convincing.…
Come, , and change me from a to a . Fill me from head 2 with cruelty. #SorryNotSorry
Lady Macbeth has added How to Kill Friends and Influence Peasants to cart.
Macbeth has just checked into Inverness Castle.
Lady Macbeth likes this.
Bae! Such awesome ! U r going to be KING !
About that…u heard Duncan is coming here tonight?
Yes. When is he leaving?
Don’t worry. I will make all “the plans” for Duncan. *wink wink* Just act natural, look but be a .
Duncan has checked into Inverness Castle—with 15 others.
Lady Macbeth likes this.
I love ur ! This is gonna b the best trip ever!
Of course! My is your . We’re thrilled you could come.
Okay. So now the king is IN my . It’s almost like he WANTS me 2 kill him. My wife is pressuring me, but ing a is kinda a big deal. I gotta make a of pros & cons.
Reasons NOT 2 Kill Duncan:
1. He is a guest in my .
2. What goes around comes around.
3. He just gave me, like, one billion presents.
4. Everyone him and will be super depressed.
5. Killing another human is TERRIFYING.
Reasons 2 Kill Duncan:
Where r u? Why did u leave the ?
Are ppl 4 me?
Obvi! Ur the HOST!!!
FYI it’s not happening.
What’s not happening?
U know what. Duncan just gave me a big and every1 keeps liking my statuses. I’m not throwing it all away so quickly.
WTF is wrong with you?!?! Do you want 2b the or not?!
SMH, u said b4 that u’d do it if u had the chance , but now u actually have the chance & ur too SCARED?! That’s bull .
U don’t understand.
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