The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin!

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Another witch offers to help with a bit of magical wind.

It seems reasonable that he would sendsomebody knowledgeable to help two disenfranchised persons (not professionalhit men) kill a mighty warrior and his teenaged son.

Everybody brings a different set of experiences to a book,a theater, or a classroom.

(In Holinshed, Banquo is Macbeth's accomplice.

Scan "worth" as unstressed, if you like, which makes the line straight . Both "else" and "worth" tend to take a similar relative stress to each other when the line is spoken, however, which leads me to scan the second foot as a . Macbeth makes yet another address to the dagger, this time signifying the darker turn that the imagery of the speech will take. "I see thee still" is potent because of both its repetition and the forceful following the third foot of the line.

The witch plans to get back at her by causing a nine-day stormto make her sailor husband miserable.

Kenneth MacAlpin's male line continued to King Malcolm II, who had at least two daughters but no sons,and he killed the last member of the male McAlpinline.

If the ship hadn't beenunder divine protection, she'd kill everybody on board.


I am very familiar with howhuman bodies decompose.

She talks about a smiling baby she once nursed andwhat it would have been like to smash its brains out -- she wouldprefer this to having a husband who is unwilling to kill in cold blood.

There will be a puddle of oil underneath the body.

The bodies of executed murderers were left hanging on the gallows / gibbet, often caged so their friendscouldn't take them away, until they wereskeletonized, a process that takes weeks.

Moments later, the bad guys break in and stab him to death.

Hearing of this, Macbeth just says"She should have died hereafter", meaning "Sheshould have picked a different time to die."He then launches into English literature'smost famous statement of the meaninglessness of life.

The mother's abdomenand uterus were cut open and the child removed.

In a world withoutanesthesia or safe surgery (i.e., both Macbeth's and Shakespeare's), if a woman was unable todeliver a child due to its being too large to pass throughthe birth canal, both she and the child would die unlessa "cesarean section" was performed.

Of course she would die soon afterwards.

Something wicked (and wonderful) this way comes. The Stratford Festival opened its 2016 season with Macbeth last night at the Festival Theatre with a performance that satisfies cravings for the supernatural, sensual, and sanguinary from Shakespeare’s notoriously dark “Scottish Play”.

Shakespeare's audience knew this.

Young people who know of Shakespearefrom "Shakespeare Gardens" and "Beautiful Tales for Children"may be surprised by what happens in Macbeth.

All teens knowthat severed headswere probably the first soccer balls.

For a production set in the play’s original 11th century time period and with a distinctly elemental design (courtesy of designer Julie Fox) featuring torches of real fire, this production is electric. Director Antoni Cimolino sets an unpredictable pace, thrillingly jarring viewers with rapid transitions from moments of silent darkness to raucous celebrations, forcing their attention. Aided by lighting designer Michael Walton’s shadowy gloom — in this rare instance welcome on stage — and the eerie shrieks and screeches of Thomas Ryder Payne’s sound design, this Macbeth is able to capture a cinematic brand of suspense on stage; it is almost impossible to tear one’s eyes away from the bone-chilling tale of a couple’s treacherous lust for power, propelled by their lust for each other and provoked by mystical interference.