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 (mək-bĕth′) Died 1057.
King of Scotland (1040-1057) who ascended the throne after killing King Duncan (died 1040) in battle. Legends of his rise to power and reign are the basis of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.


(məkˈbɛθ; mæk-)
(Biography) died 1057, king of Scotland (1040–57): succeeded Duncan, whom he killed in battle; defeated and killed by Duncan's son Malcolm III


(məkˈbɛθ, mæk-)

died 1057, king of Scotland 1040–57: subject of a tragedy by Shakespeare.
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Instead of the disputed crown there is a crimson turban to adorn the head of King Duncan and then the usurping Thane of Cawdor.
They tell him he will soon be Thane of Cawdor - and soon after that, King.
If she hadn't raced around whipping up murder and mayhem she and the Thane of Cawdor could have gone on to have many children, some of whom might have sought help dying their tresses.
Following the Scottish play at Studio Liverpool, and ahead of the Thane of Cawdor arriving at the Everyman next month, Storm Theatre is at Studio 2 at Parr Street this weekend with Living With Macbeth.
That's a bit hard to visualize at the moment, though, as she's sporting a dark, three-day beard in her makeup and costume as the Thane of Cawdor, a role she'll also play in "Macbeth.
Then they went to nearby Cawdor to show "Throne of Blood," Akira Kurosawa's version of "Macbeth"--who was, of course, Thane of Cawdor.
From the moment the three witches (Sandy Pickens, Jane Becker and Joanna Tivnan) tell Macbeth he will be made thane of Cawdor, and later king of Scotland, Gardell adeptly reflects the mix of elation and unease such a prophecy brings him.
All was well in de home turf until one day after they mashed de Thane of Cawdor, they encountered three rank witches who gave them de heavy prophecy.
She creates as her protagonist 14-year-old Lady Mary, beautiful daughter of the Thane of Cawdor, who lives with and serves Lady Macbeth.
This vocal hallucinarium gives us a purchase on Malcolm's account of the dying words of the Thane of Cawdor at the beginning of Macbeth.
Lemon begins this chapter by analyzing a selection of scaffold speeches and comparing them to the speech of the condemned Thane of Cawdor, whose execution opens Macbeth.