Study Guide

Macbeth Act 5, Scene 6

By William Shakespeare

Act 5, Scene 6

  • Malcolm, Siward and Macduff land their army (covered with branches from Birnam Wood) outside Dunsinane.
  • Siward will lead the battle with his son, and Malcolm and Macduff will take the rear and manage everything else.
  • The soldiers drop their "leafy screens," the alarms sound, and the battle for Scotland begins. Rumble!