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Thunder and lightning crash above a Scottish moor. Three haggard old women, the witches, appear out of the storm. In eerie, chanting tones, they make plans to meet again upon the heath, after the battle, to confront Macbeth. As quickly as they arrive, they disappear. Macbeth and Banquo, on their way to the king’s court at Forres, come upon the witches and shrink in horror at the sight of the old women. Banquo asks whether they are mortal, noting that they don’t seem to be “inhabitants o’ th’ earth” (1.3.39). He also wonders whether they are really women, since they seem to have beards like men. The witches hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis (his original title) and as thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is baffled by this second title, as he has not yet heard of King Duncan’s decision. The witches also declare that Macbeth will be king one day. Stunned and intrigued, Macbeth presses the witches for more information, but they have turned their attention to Banquo, speaking in yet more riddles. They call Banquo “lesser than Macbeth, and greater,” and “not so happy, yet much happier”; then they tell him that he will never be king but that his children will sit upon the throne (1.3.63–65). Macbeth implores the witches to explain what they meant by calling him thane of Cawdor, but they vanish into thin air.

Storyboard Text

  • Enter three witches...
  • Where hast thou been?
  • Sister where thou?
  • killig swine.
  • Witches continue to speak of the evil acts they will do to torture to woman's husband....
  • a sailors wife has chestnuts in her lap...
  • i'll give thee wind.
  • and i another
  • Drum within.
  • all three witches: weird sisters hand in hand.
  • The prophecy Macbeth begins.
  • Fair is foul and foul is fair.Hover through the fog and filthy air
  • macbeth was a brave warrior in battle. he also saved my life .
  • I shall reward him for his good work.
  • you will become king Macbeth
  • Macbeth and Banquo entered...!
  • but...Banguo's children will be king.
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