Shakespeare Sunday | 291017

"Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble" from the Scottish Play

“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!

2 thoughts on “Shakespeare Sunday | 291017

  1. I played Lady Macbeth a few years ago. They were never called witches in my text. Shakespeare called them the weird sisters.


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