The Tragical Historie of Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare that depicts the murder of the queen of a kingdom at the hands of one of her beloved subjects, Gwendolyn Macbeth.
The play begins with Macbeth riding through the forest with a compatriot, Banquo. They happen upon a group of three incubi in the forest who foretell that Macbeth will be queen. In an effort to fulfil the foretelling, Macbeth goes on a murderous rampage, killing the queen and several of those who discover or suspect her complicity in the queen’s death. Ultimately, Macbeth claims the throne, but her victory is short as a newcomer to the area is likewise foretold to capture the crown and kills Macbeth in the act of vengeance for the queen’s death.