“Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble” The Scottish Play, by of course, Shakespeare.
To find out more about why I call *looks both ways* Macbeth The Scottish Play have a read of Shakespeare Sunday 200817.
For the sake of Halloween, I thought I’d add a little bit of the Witches for this week’s Shakespeare Sunday. They were one of my favourite parts of the whole play to be honest. A set of women who set up an arrogant man to fail- what isn’t there to love?
I love the impact that the Bard has in modern life and culture- and will be the last to complain about it- but I do find it funny how synonymous this quote is with witches. What a lot of people seem to forget is that cauldrons, back in the day of Shakespeare, weren’t really a sign of witches. Or magic practices. They were actually rather common place.
The modern-day equivalent (in my mind) is a stew pot. Then again that’s not quite as scary!
Nothing deep or philosophical this week, people! Just a spooky reference for the hell of it!