Birnam wood

Birnam wood

apparently comes to Dunsinane, fulfilling a prophecy misinterpreted by Macbeth. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Macbeth]
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Grief, gnawing at his heart, had not sagged his ample waistcoat, which preceded him as he moved in much the same manner as Birnam Woods preceded the army of Macduff.
With the Three Witches having sloped off across the blasted heath and Birnam Wood yet to show up outside Dunsinane the stage is set for all manner of hurly-burly, little of it seemly and all of it about some very large egos juggling for a place on the political gravy trains.
The last remaining oak from Macbeth's Birnam Wood, in Dunkeld, Perthshire, is also among those on shortlists for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland unveiled by the Woodland Trust in a contest backed by the People's Postcode Lottery.
And while the increasingly tyrannical ruler is bolstered by further phrases from the oracular troika of so-called weird sisters--this time in the form of apparitions boasting that while Macduff is to be feared, 'none of woman born / Shall harm Macbeth' and 'Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until / Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him' (2)--a sense of impending doom, of evil deeds leading to an unfortunate end, cannot be shaken.
Brenda Roddy said: "They reckon it's the one tree left from the Birnam Wood dating back to PEOPLE come from all around to see the famous Birnam Oak, just a five-minute drive from Dunkeld.
In fact, the production, which relies on a simple design concept using large muslin panels on wheels that can help to cast shadows representing stage battles or the trees of Birnam Wood, asks the audience to use their own imaginations "to make it look like something real," points out Epstein.
The night of the event, our dining room, populated by a forest of hungry, sweaty, seven-foot giants, looked as though Birnam Wood had come to Dunsinane.
The long lines of Scottish pikes, arranged in the new, fashionable continental manner must have truly seemed like Birnam Wood.
The world premiere features 17 forests scenes from Shakespeare and takes audiences from the forest of Arden in As You Like It through to the moving trees of Macbeth's Birnam Wood and ending in the bare wilderness of King Lear's cliffs of Dover before finally going into the very flames of hell.
Beth said: "This work is inspired by the moving forest, Birnam Wood, in Shakespeare's play Macbeth.
From As You Like It's forest of Arden through to the moving trees of Macbeth's Birnam Wood and ending in the bare wilderness of King Lear's cliffs of Dover.