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Act 1, Scene 1


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Modern Translation

Thunder and lightning. Enter three WITCHES

Thunder and lightning. Three WITCHES enter


FIRST WITCH
When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

FIRST WITCH
When will 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 mayhem's finished, when the battle's been lost by one side and won by the other.

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THIRD WITCH
That will be ere the set of sun.

THIRD WITCH
That will happen before the sun sets.

FIRST WITCH
Where the place?

FIRST WITCH
At what place?

SECOND WITCH
Upon the heath.

SECOND WITCH
Out in the field

THIRD WITCH
There to meet with Macbeth.

THIRD WITCH
There we'll meet Macbeth.

FIRST WITCH
I come, Graymalkin!

FIRST WITCH
(calling to her familiar, a cat) Coming, Graymalkin!

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SECOND WITCH
Paddock calls.

SECOND WITCH
(calling to her familiar, a toad) Paddock calls me.

THIRD WITCH
Anon.

THIRD WITCH
(calling to her familiar) Coming now.


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

ALL
Fair is foul, and foul is fair. We'll fly off through the fog and filthy air.

Exeunt

They exit.

 

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