I have never read or seen a performance of Macbeth. I really don’t know how I have managed to avoid it all these years; perhaps it is a result of my general aversion to the tragedies. Anyway, before I get into it, I thought I would list what I think I know about the play just from cultural references:
- 3 witches
- bubble bubble, toil and trouble, something burn and cauldron bubble
- Evil Lady Macbeth
- Out, out, damn spot
- Burnham (?) wood — something about it moving?
- I think there is someone called Duncan
- The Scottish Play
That’s all I can dredge up for now. It will be interesting to see it any of it is correct.
ETA, I just remembered “Lead on, Macduff.” The funny thing is, I know most of these from teen literature from the 1950s.
No, I am not that old. I just have weird taste in books.