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Drury Lane, 1823. Covent Garden, 1823. Park, 1847.
Duncan (King of
Mr. Powell.
Mr. Chapman.

Mr. Anderson.



Parsloe. Macbeth “ Young.








S. Pearson.


Miss Carr.

Mast. Longhurst. Miss Denny. Siward

Mr. Crumpton.

Mr. Jones. Seyton...


Lady Macbeth Mrs. W. West. Mrs. Ogilvie. Mrs. Hunt.
Miss Pnillips.


Mr. G. Smith. Mr. Taylor.

Mr. A. Andrews. 1st Witch

J. Barnes.

Bass. 2d Witch


G. Andrews. 3d Witch.

66 Harley.
4 Evans.

Apparitions, Chorus of Witches, Murderers, Soldiers, &c.



COSTUMES. MACBETH.-First dress: Scarlet plaid vest, kelt, and tartau, cap, feathers, and

breast-plate. Second dress : Purple robe, lined with yellow satin, scarlet satin vest, edged with white ermine, and coronet for the head. Third dress: Kelt,

tartan, cap, and armour. MALCOLM.-Scarlet and green plaid vest, kelt, tartan, breast-plate, cap and fea

thers. KING.-Crimson velvet robe and vest richly embroidered. BANQUO—Green plaid vest, kelt and tartan, breast-plate and cap. MACDUFF.-Ibid. LENOX.-Red and blue-Ibid. ROSSE.--Blue and crimson-Ibid. SIWARD.-Scarlet velvet doublet, trunks and cloak, breast-plate, hat and feathers. SEYTON.-Green plaid vest, kelt, and tartan, cap and feathers. PHYSICIAN.- Black velvet doublet, trunks, cloak, &c. SERJEANT.-Green and red plaid vest, kelt, and tartan, cap, &c. MURDERERS.—Green worsted plaid dresses. LADY MACBETH.-First dress: Black velvet, trimmed with point ruce, and plaid

sarsnet scarf. Second dress: While satin, trimmed with silver, and scarlet cloth robe, trimmed with ermine and silver; coronet for the head. Third dress: White

muslin morning wrapper, trimmed with lace, and a veil.-Ibid. GENTLEWOMAN.-Green satin dress trimmed with silver, and spangled veil. HECATE.-Blue vest, with stars, shaded by blue gauze, robe of do., and cap orna

mented with snakes. WITCHES.-Similar, in some respects, but exceedingly grotesque.

EXITS AND ENTRANCES. R. means Right; L. Left: R. D. Right Door; L. D. Left Door ; 8. E. Second Entrance; U. E. Upper Entrance; M. D. Middle Door.

RELATIVE POSITIONS. R., means Right; L., Left; C., Centre ; R. C., Right of Centre; L. C., Left of Centre.



SCENE I.—The Open Country.Thunder and Lightning.

Three Witches discovered. 1st Witch. WHEN shall we three meet againIn thunder, lightning, or in rain ?

2d Witch. When the hurly-hurly's done, When the battle's* lost and won.

3d Witch. That will be ere set of sun.
1st Witch. Where the place ?
2d Witch. Upon the heath.
3d Witch. There to meet with
1st Witch. Whom ?.
2d Witch. Macbeth.

[Noise of a Cat. 1st Witch. I come, Gray-malkin. [Noise of a Toad. 2d Witch. Paddock calls. 1st Witch. Anon.

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

[Thunder and Lightning.- Exeunt severally. SCENE II.The Palace at Fores.Flourish of Trumpets


ROSSE, and ATTENDANTS, L., meeting a bleeding OFFICER, R. King, (c.) What bloody man is that ? He can report, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state.

* The war in which Macbeth was engaged.

Mal. This is the serjeant,
Who like a good and liardy soldier, fought
'Gainst my captivity.—Hail, brave friend!
Say to the King the knowledge of the broil,
As thou didst leave it.

Off. Doubtfully it stood;
As two spent swimmers, that do cling together,
And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald
From the western isles
Of Kernes and Gallow-glasses is supplied ;
And Fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling,
Showed like a rebel's whore. But all's too weak:
For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name),
Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,
Which smoked with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion,
Carved out his passage, till he faced the slave;
And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,
Till he unseamed him from the nave to the chaps,
And fixed his head upon our battlements.

King. Oh, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman !

Of Mark, King of Scotland, mark:
No sooner justice had, with valour armed,
Compelled these skipping Kernes to trust their heels,
But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage,
With furbished arms, and new supplies of men,
Began a fresh assault.

King. Dismayed not this
Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?

Of Yes ;
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion.-
But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.

King. So well thy words become thee, as thy wounds ; They smack of honour both :—Go, get him

surgeons. [Exeunt Officer and two Attendants, L. Who comes here?

Mal. The worthy Thane of Fife.
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes !

Rosse. So should he look,
That seems to speak things strange.

Enter Macduff, R.
Macd. God save the King !

King. Whence eamest thou, worthy Thane ?

Macd. From Fife, great King,
Where the Norweyan banners fout the sky,
And fan our people cold.
Norway himself, with terrible numbers,
Assisted by that most disloyal traitor,
The Thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict.
Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapped in proof,*
Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm,
Curbing his lavish spirit: and, to conclude,
The victory fell on us.

King. Great happiness !

Macd. That now
Sweno, the Norway's king, craves composition ;
Nor would we deign him burial of his men,
Till he disbursed, at St. Colmes' Inch,
Ten thousand dollars for our general use.

King. No more that Thane of Cawdor shall à eceive Our bosom interest ;—Go, pronounce his present death, And with his former titles greet Macbeth.

Macd. I'll see it done. [Exeunt Macduff and Lenox, K. King. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won.

[Flourish of Trumpets amd Drums.-Exeunt, L. SCENE III.- A Heath.— Bridge in the background, over the

Mountains.Thunder and Lightning.

Enter the Three Witches, meeting. 1st Witch. Where hast thou been, sister ? 2d Witch. Killing swine. 3d Witch. Sister, where thou?

1st Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap, And mounched, and mounched, and mounched :" Give

me," quoth I. “ Aroint thee.† witch !" the rump-fed ronyon‡ cries. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o' the Tiger; But in a sieve I'l thither sail, And like a rat without a tail, I'll do, I'll do, I'll do. 2d Witch. I'll give thee a wind. * Inclosed in armour of proof.

Fat, bulky woman.

1 Begone.

1st Witch. Thou art kind.
3d Witch, And I another.

1st Witch. I myself have all the other ;
And the very ports they blow,-
All the quarters that they know
I' the shipman's card.*
I will drain him dry as hay:
Sleep shall, neither night nor day,
Hang upon his pent-house lid;
He shall live a man forbid :
Weary seven nights, nine times nine,
Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine :
Though his bark cannot be lost,
Yet it shall be tempest-tost.-
Look what I have.

2d Witch. Show me, show me.

1st Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb, Wrecked as homeward he did come.

[A. March at a distance, over the Bridge. 3d Witch. A drum, a drum; Macbeth doth come.

All. The weird sisters, hand in hand,
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about. Join hands, and turn.

2d Witch. Thrice to thine,-
3d Witch, And thrice to mine,-
1st Witch. And thrice again,-
All. To make


nine. 1st Witch. Peace :—the charm's wound up.

[T'hey retire, R. Enter Macbeth, Banquo, and part of the Army, L. U. E.

The remainder halt on the Bridge.
Macb. Command they make a halt upon the heath.
[Within.] Halt,—halt, -halt.
Macb. So foul and fair a day I have not seen.
Ban. How far is't called to Fores?—[Observing the

Witches. What are these,
So withered, and so wild in their attire,
That look not like the inhabitants o' the earth,
And yet are on't ?—Live you ? or are you aught

* Sea-chart.

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