The three most widespread answers are (1) that Fate is supernatural and unalterable, already existing before the action of the play begins, and that it is explicitly described by the Weird Sisters
; (2) or that Lady Macbeth and her ambition to be queen push Macbeth to commit all the horrible deeds; (3) or, finally, that there are certain possibilities offered to Macbeth at the beginning of the play, and Macbeth chooses the option he prefers.
The Weird Sisters
retreat to find another prey and I am left surrounded by a new set of Gag Hags.
When Birnam Wood came to Dunsinane, Macbeth quickly dispatched a nameless adversary (Young Siward?) but, visibly stunned by the equivocation of the weird sisters
, lost his fight with Macduff.
Henry Fuseli: Lady Macbeth seizing the Daggers (Tate Britain); William Holman Hunt: Titania embracing Bottom (Kunsthaus, Zurich); Henry Fuseli: The Weird Sisters
(Royal Shakespeare Theatre); William Blake: Oberon, Titania and Puck with the Fairies Dancing (Tate Britain); Johann Zoffany: Charles Macklin as Shylock (Maugham Collection at the Royal National Theatre, London)
Outrageous comedy duo The Weird Sisters
present their new show Weird Sisters
Get Around at the venue on October 27.
And, rather than the three stipulated by the Bard, he wrote in a plethora of weird sisters
, and told his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, that the witches' choruses must be 'triviali, ma stravaganti ed originali' -- 'vulgar, yet bizarre and original'.
A hint of the prophetic runs through all the favourite Scottish stereotypes, from Shakespeare's Weird Sisters
foreseeing the coming of Birnam Wood to Dunsinane, to Billy Connolly's gallus wisdom, through the fatalism of the Reverend IM Jolly, to the unshakeable conviction of any Scottish football fan propping up the bar.
One of the Weird Sisters
, Agatha was one of the few survivors of the Academy of Unseen Arts at the end of last season.
she quotes, she laughs, and the seagulls, weird sisters
Within moments, we are on a misty heath meeting The Weird Sisters
- played by all three with gleeful madness - who meet Macbeth and prophesise great things for him.
The rest of the talented cast include Lucy Davis (Hilda Spellman), Miranda Otto (Zelda Spellman), Michelle Gomez (Mary Mardwell/Madam Satan), Chance Perdomo (Ambrose Spellman), Richard Coyle (Father Blackwood), Gavin Leatherwood (Nicholas Scratch), Lachlan Watson (Susie Putnam) and the three Weird Sisters
, Sabrina's tormentors, are played by Adeline Rudolph, Tati Gabrielle and Abigail Cowen.
Sabrina still has her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) but, oops, he belongs to a family who hunts witches, and will have to deal with the high school's resident mean girls, the Weird Sisters
. So, yes, it is a coming-of-age, high-school-is-hell kind of thing, but almost literally so.