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Macbeth
Shakescleare Translation

Macbeth Translation Act 1, Scene 1

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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 a thunderstorm, or in a lightning storm, or when it's raining?

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.

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

We’ll meet Macbeth there.

FIRST WITCH

I come, Graymalkin!

FIRST WITCH

[Calling to her familiar, a cat] Coming, Graymalkin!

SECOND WITCH

Paddock calls.

SECOND WITCH

[Calling to her familiar, a toad] Paddock calls me.

THIRD WITCH

Anon.

THIRD WITCH

[Calling to her familiar] I'll be there soon.

ALL

Fair is foul, and foul is fairHover through the fog and filthy air.

ALL

What's fair is foul, and what's foul is fair. We’ll fly off through the fog and filthy air.

They exit.