Monday, June 4, 2012
I don't recall if I have ever seen this play performed. I have read it and taught it many times, and I have seen several film versions, including those by Roman Polanski and Akira Kurosawa. I once showed the bloody Polanski version to my students at an all-boys Catholic high school in New York. They got very excited about the naked witches.
SCENE I. A desert place.
Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches
When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
Where the place?
Upon the heath.
There to meet with Macbeth.
I come, Graymalkin!
Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.