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  • Title: Macbeth: Modern (Modern)
  • Editor: Anthony Dawson
  • Coordinating editor: Michael Best
  • Research assistant: Katie Davion
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-528-5

    Copyright Anthony Dawson. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Anthony Dawson
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Modern (Modern)

    Drum and colors. Enter Malcolm, Siward, Macduff, and their army, 2380with boughs.
    Malcolm
    Now near enough; your leafy screens throw down
    And show like those you are. You, worthy uncle,
    Shall with my cousin your right noble son
    2385Lead our first battle. Worthy Macduff and we
    Shall take upon's what else remains to do,
    According to our order.
    Siward
    Fare you well.
    Do we but find the tyrant's power tonight,
    2390Let us be beaten if we cannot fight.
    Macduff
    Make all our trumpets speak, give them all breath,
    Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.
    Exeunt. Alarums continued.