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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches.
    1 Witch
    When shall we three meet again?
    In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
    52 Witch
    When the hurly-burly's done,
    When the battle's lost and won.
    3 Witch
    That will be ere the set of sun.
    1 Witch
    Where the place?
    2 Witch
    Upon the heath.
    103 Witch
    There to meet with Macbeth.
    1 Witch
    I come, Graymalkin.
    2 Witch
    Paddock calls.
    3 Witch
    Fair is foul and foul is fair,
    Hover through the fog and filthy air.