Thunder, lightning. Enter three #witches.
they’ll meet again - Upon the heath. After the battle. Today. They’re going to
their mystic animals, say, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the
fog & filthy air.” They exeunt.
the military success against both the Irish and Norwegians, with lots of help
from Macbeth. Duncan
orders the traitor, the Thane of Cawdor, be put to death and wants Macbeth to
take his title.
creatures?” - @Banquo #witches #getwithit
calling me Thane of Cawdor and future King. (And @Banquo’s kids will be kings,
too?) #yeahright #crazies
#witches just disappeared! Melted as breath into the wind!! #insaneroot
sentenced to death. Just found out his replacement from @RossAndAngus...
for three. Will I be King? #fate #witchpredictions
Macbeth the new thane of Cawdor and Malcom the Prince of Cumberland; and
announces a visit to Macbeth’s castle. Macbeth is outwardly humble when
receiving his praise, but is secretly planning how to become King himself, and
goes to warn his wife of the King’s arrival.
BY WITCHES I SHALT BE KING HEREAFTER STOP XOXO MACBETH
greatness, but his ambition is weakened by a woman's fear and too much
kindness. He could not kill a king.
Messenger: Macbeth - new Thane of Cawdor - returns
triumphant from the war, and anticipates a present honored visit from King
Lady M: Serendipity! My husband would not kill a
king, but I will, and take what is mine. Spirits, give me a man's courage for
(Macbeth arrives) Lady M: Charm the king when he
arrives. Never show him your false face. Tonight, we will take what is ours.
Macbeth: Wife, I would rather not understand your
intention. But I will obey and play him false to make the witches true.
(Have 2 resist the urge 2 yell “Don’t go in there!” like w/a horror movie.)
the castle. Banquo agrees that it smells good. (who knew that Fabreeze existed
in Shakespeare’s time!)
you’re going to regret that later.)
b/c “we love him highly”. Awww!!
his resolve to kill the king. He finds
valid reasons against the enterprise.
the scene in a fury, accuses his ambition to be made of lies.
the King, surely the Lady is more man than he.
fast devises. Macbeth obeys his wife, all is as it should be.
time for cursed thoughts. Insomnia much?
"dream" or a "premonition" about "three weird
which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?"
killing? A floating blood-stained dagger. Heavy.
quelled by the ringing of the bell. "I go and it is done."
That summons thee to heaven or to hell."
didn’t follow thru in killing Dunc. He returns, haunted by what he has done and
worries he will sleep no more. Lady McB tries to calm him, and has to go place
the bloody dagger with the servants to frame them since McB is too afraid to
salty porter wakes and drags himself to the door. MacDuff and Lennox
seek the king with tales of an unruly night.
lead them to Duncan...
but he and MacDuff 'discover' the corpse.
Murder and treason -- sound the alarm!
confesses…then denies it. Lady Macbeth
draws attention, fainting in horror, and is carried out. The men go to get dressed.
Donalbain, panic and fear for their own lives, fleeing to England and Ireland without delay
go with you; and with those that would make good of bad, and friends of foes!
now king? Probably just a coincidence #WitchesBeCrazy #WaitingOutTheProphecy
everyone because we don't want to seem rude! #SecretlyDontWantBanquoToShowUp
Macbeth will NOT lose the crown! Perhaps if we off him everything will be
Bounty on his head, Dead or Alive. Well, not really alive.
Banquo to return later, Macbeth must hide his anxiety over what he has done.
When Lady Macbeth tries to comfort him by saying that Banquo and Fleance can’t
live forever, he tells his wife that before the night is done, another bad deed
will be committed.
3 murderers wait outside to attack Banquo and Fleance when they arrive, under
A feast for Macbeth begins, and news from from the murderers: Banquo’s dead!
But his son has escaped, which doesn’t exactly thrill Macbeth.
Banquo's ghost appears, invisible to all but Macbeth. Without a word, he unnerves
the new king in front of the entire court.
Lady Macbeth ends to the feast, making feeble excuses for her husband's erratic
behavior. They say blood will have blood,” Macbeth laments.
Macbeth fumes; he's learned that Macduff plans to stay away from the court,
which is about two steps away from straight-up treason.
Macbeth vows to return to see the witches & affirms that he’s passed the
point of no return. He will do anything it takes to keep the throne.
their boss Hecate, who is none too pleased with her minions’ extracurricular
hags for revealing Macbeth’s future without inviting her. #itslonelyatthetop #management101
the pit of Acheron at dawn where Macbeth will be to learn his destiny.
Macbeth will be cocky enough to think he can scorn wisdom, grace and fear AND
cheat death. #sillyscotsman
serious damage: brinded cat; tiny whiny hedge-pig; loudmouth Harpier yelling
#poisonedentrails, #filletoffennysnake, #eyeofnewt and #toeoffrog, #addersfork,
toil and trouble/Fire burn and cauldron bubble! Now, anyone seen my
worth, but yur kind of a downer; quit h8ing on the midnight hags. They'll help
fife. macbeth: ok, got it. 2nd ghost: Be violent, bold, & firm. macbeth:
child born of woman. Macbeth: totally taking macduff outta the hate pit; luv
chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are. Tweeps gotta unite to untie
leaving the bldg. Another question: You think Banquo’s sons ever gonna reign in
Who died and made you #hecate? Witches: Fine. [8 kings process, lastly Ghost of
the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me. Witches: jeez, don't stress it
they ride! RT @NobleLennox LOL RT @MacBeth Lennox,
those #witches with you?
exploits. RT @NobleLennox my boys heard #macduff cut out for england
surprise/and give his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls the ol'
Macduff fleeing his family, titles, and mansion?
madness? There must be because he is wise.
an ominous warning that danger will befall Lady Macduff.
fly?" Indeed because murderers are after you!
Macduff's son she does flee with the murderers chasing after.
he be on Macbeth’s side?!
immoral. (how was that supposed to work?)
wife & kids are doing great. Wait, did I say great? Sorry, I meant killed.
Ross: Me either. All: let’s go kill the jerk.
and gentlewoman must be getting sleepy!
They have stayed up for two nights and still not seen anything unusual.
Macbeth ambles in. As she sleepwalks,
her eyes are open but she sees not a thing.
Her hands she begins to wring.
are permanently stained with guilt. No
matter how much she rubs them, the blood will not go away.
spot! Out, I say!” Clearly, Lady Macbeth has reached madness
Lady Macbeth needs not him, but influence from the divine. What will happen to her, will everything turn
2 -- @fignaz
near Birnam Wood, the thanes march to meet them & wonder whether guilt has
finally driven Macbeth mad.
scene 3 -- @khemingway
sisters told him. a servant comes in and says 10K soldiers — not @angrybirds —
the servant's like "the english army" and then macB is all "dude
go away" #denialisnotariverinegypt
seyton. he tells macB that the rumors are true and they will be under attack
#crazyface. he says she's not sick, just nuts. macB says to cure her. doc says
the doc to cure his country of the english. he could use an #itgetsbetter video.
doc. the doc's like "wouldn't come back here for a million bucks."
Rumors are there are men in the woods!
have human legs… #CuriousSitingsInBurnamWood
your reign is almost over! #RallyThePeople
chance…but now it's time for violence! #DownWithMacbeth
soldiers hear a woman’s screams. Learns of wife’s death & doesn’t appear
upset. Gets more startled when he learns of an approaching attack in the woods.
Siward & McD prepare for battle against McB.
7 -- @fignaz
must fight. He slays Young Siward, mocks such rash valor from "one of
woman born" & exits.
vows to kill no one but Macbeth. Exits toward the sound of battle & his
Dunsinane has fallen & they go to enter the castle.
MacD wants to kill you. Lucky you've got a charmed life & can't be killed
by...wait, how was MacD born? Oh noes...
revenge of Macduff. What's up with Shakespeare taking the fight offstage? No
good combat choreographers around? *sigh*
out over all the death. No sign of MacD & MacB. Oh, look, here comes MacD
with something in his hands...
his coronation...how about the head of his rival? Tres chic. Hail, Malcolm,
King of Scotland. Let's party. Fin.