Study Guide

Macbeth What's Up With the Title?

By William Shakespeare

What's Up With the Title?

Exactly what you think is up with the title. Shakespeare wasn't a guy to waste words: this is a play about a guy named Macbeth.

That said, we don't want to leave you feeling disappointed so here's a bit of trivia: it's considered bad luck to say the play's name out loud—that's why theater folk call it "the Scottish play."