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CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Drury Lane, 1823. Covent Garden, 1823. Park, 1847.
Parsloe. Macbeth “ Young.
Mast. Longhurst. Miss Denny. Siward
Mr. Jones. Seyton...
Mr. A. Andrews. 1st Witch
Bass. 2d Witch
G. Andrews. 3d Witch.
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.
MACBE TH. .
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.
[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
and Drums, L. Enter KING DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, LENOX,
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,
Off. Doubtfully it stood;
King. Oh, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman !
Of Mark, King of Scotland, mark:
King. Dismayed not this
Of Yes ;
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.
Rosse. So should he look,
Enter Macduff, R.
King. Whence eamest thou, worthy Thane ?
Macd. From Fife, great King,
King. Great happiness !
Macd. That now
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.
1st Witch. Thou art kind.
1st Witch. I myself have all the other ;
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,
2d Witch. Thrice to thine,-
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.
Witches. What are these,