Share Your Shakespeare: Macbeth Act I Scene 1

The Royal Shakespeare Company has launched #ShareYourShakespeare: “Film or photograph your Shakespeare in any way you like and upload it to your Instagram, Twitter or Youtube, tagging @theRSC and using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare. We will share them on our channels throughout the next few weeks, and will select our favourites to create a gigantic global celebration for Shakespeare’s Birthday, 23 April. No idea is too silly …”

Macbeth
ACT I SCENE I A desert place.
[Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches]

When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

First Witch: When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won.

Second Witch: When the hurlyburly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won.

That will be ere the set of sun.

Third Witch: That will be ere the set of sun.

Where the place?

First Witch: Where the place?

Upon the heath.

Second Witch: Upon the heath.

There to meet with Macbeth.

Third Witch: There to meet with Macbeth.

I come, graymalkin!

First Witch: I come, graymalkin!

Paddock calls.

Second Witch: Paddock calls.

Anon!

Third Witch: Anon!

Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.

ALL: Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.

[Exeunt]

Meet the Cast

The starring role of First Witch is played by an empty 50ml bottle of Cunard 3 Queens Gin: Queen Mary 2.

In the supporting role of Second Witch we have an empty 50ml bottle of Cunard 3 Queens Gin: Queen Victoria.

And in the smallest yet pivotal role of Third Witch is an empty 50ml bottle of Cunard 3 Queens Gin: Queen Elizabeth.

Happy 456th Birthday, Bard!

The RSC does say “no idea is too silly”, and this is pretty silly! I don’t think the RSC has a wordpress presence so I can’t bring this to their attention, but I wanted to participate nonetheless.

UPDATE: I have turned the photos into a video and shared it with the RSC via YouTube. 😉 If the embedded link below doesn’t work, you can view it here: https://youtu.be/6_FBu-gV2PY