Monday, June 4, 2012

Aimless Reading: The S's, Part 19.29 (William Shakespeare)

Macbeth
Shakespeare, William
Macbeth

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.




from Macbeth


SCENE I. A desert place.


Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches


First Witch
When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?


Second Witch
When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.


Third Witch
That will be ere the set of sun.


First Witch
Where the place?


Second Witch
Upon the heath.


Third Witch
There to meet with Macbeth.


First Witch
I come, Graymalkin!


Second Witch
Paddock calls.


Third Witch
Anon.


ALL
Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.


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