Article Title

I, Banquo


Rebeca Wallin


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Shakespeare, Tim Crouch, Macbeth, One-Man-Show, Children's Theater, Theater For Young Audiences

Document Type

Play Review


One of (currently) five in the I, Shakespeare series by Crouch which retell plays from the point of view of lesser characters, this one-man show retells the story of Macbeth through the all-seeing eyes of Banquo’s spirit. Banquo narrates the story from a unique perspective, repeatedly pronouncing “It could have been me,” leading the audience through his journey trying to make sense of Macbeth’s actions. He compares those actions to what his own might have been in the same situation. Perfect for a Shakespeare enthusiast, a familiarity with the original work is preferable for a deeper understanding of this play.