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Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Act 1, Scene 1 Easiest-to-Read Edition

 

 

 

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Macbeth Act 1, Scene 1



A desert place

Thunder and lightning. Enter three WITCHES

Thunder and lightning. Enter three WITCHES

FIRST WITCH

When shall we three meet again?

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

(it was thought that witches could control the weather)

 

FIRST WITCH

When shall we three meet again?

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

 

SECOND WITCH

When the hurly-burly’s done,

When the battle’s lost and won.

 

SECOND WITCH

When the hurly-burly’s done,

When the battle’s lost and won.

 

THIRD WITCH

That will be ere the set of sun.

ere=before

 

THIRD WITCH

That will be ere the set of sun.

 

FIRST WITCH

Where the place?

 

FIRST WITCH

Where the place?

 

SECOND WITCH

Upon the heath.

 

SECOND WITCH

Upon the heath.

 

THIRD WITCH

There to meet with Macbeth.

 

THIRD WITCH

There to meet with Macbeth.

 

FIRST WITCH

I come, Graymalkin!

(a cat-like spirit that serves the witch)

 

FIRST WITCH

I come, Graymalkin!

 

SECOND WITCH

Paddock calls.

(a toad-like spirit)

 

SECOND WITCH

Paddock calls.

 

THIRD WITCH

Anon.

(at once)

THIRD WITCH

Anon.

 

ALL

Fair is foul, and foul is fair

Hover through the fog and filthy air.

 

ALL

Fair is foul, and foul is fair

Hover through the fog and filthy air.

 

Exeunt

Exeunt

 

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