by William Shakespeare
Three witches tell the warrior Macbeth that he will be king of Scotland. Can he simply sit back and wait for the prophesy to be fulfilled – or should he follow his wife’s advice and kill the present king?
Macbeth’s decision to take his fate into his own hands and murder Duncan leads him to power and fame; but it also leads to further murders, to war, to madness and despair, to the disintegration of the country and of the natural world order.
White Horse Theatre's abridgement of the play, in which the whole story is told by the witches, brings out all the macabre horror of this fascinating tale. Shakespeare's original language is retained, and at the same time the play reveals a frightening relevance to the corruption and power-struggles between war-lords that dominate many parts of the contemporary world.
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Extract from the script 'Macbeth'
|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
A drum! a drum!
Macbeth doth come.
The weird sisters, hand in hand
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about:
Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
And thrice again, to make up nine.
Peace! - the charm's wound up.