• Thunder and lightning. Enter three WITCHES

    FIRST WITCH

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

    SECOND WITCH

    When the hurly-burly’s done,
    When the battle’s lost and won.

    THIRD WITCH

    5That will be ere the set of sun.

    FIRST WITCH

    Where the place?

    SECOND WITCH

    Upon the heath.

    THIRD WITCH

    There to meet with Macbeth.

    FIRST WITCH

    I come, Graymalkin!

    SECOND WITCH

    10Paddock calls.

    THIRD WITCH

    Anon.

    ALL

    Fair is foul, and foul is fair
    Hover through the fog and filthy air.
    Exeunt
  • Thunder and lightning. Three WITCHES enter

    FIRST WITCH

    When should the three of us meet again? Will it be in thunder, lightning, or rain?

    SECOND WITCH

    We’ll meet when the noise of the battle is over, when one side has won and the other side has lost.

    THIRD WITCH

    That will happen before sunset.

    FIRST WITCH

    Where should we meet?

    SECOND WITCH

    Let’s do it in the open field.

    THIRD WITCH

    We’ll meet Macbeth there.
    The WITCHES hear the calls of their spirit friends or “familiars,” which look like animals—one is a cat and one is a toad.

    FIRST WITCH

    (calling to her cat) I’m coming, Graymalkin!

    SECOND WITCH

    My toad, Paddock, calls me.

    THIRD WITCH

    (to her spirit) I’ll be right here!

    ALL

    Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Let’s fly away through the fog and filthy air.
    They exit.