We've all heard the Double Double Toil & Trouble chant.
Sadly most of us really only know one part of it. Eye of Newt Tongue of dog blah blah blah...
But really what is the entirety of that part?
I've always heard it, since i was a kid be it in movies or just around halloween heck even still when I cook & stir a pot I say Double Double toil & trouble fire burn & cauldron bubble
For those of you that would like to put on a mini play, read, or watch it, this is a lens on my FAVORITE part of Macbeth
By the Pricking of my Thumbs,
something wicked this way comes— Macbeth witches
Texting Macbeth - The Book
I've never had to (as far as I can remember) read Shakespear in school nor did I have to do it for a drama club or anything. I'm probably a 'wyrd' one as I read this for fun!
I've watched the Australian version of Macbeth with Sam Worthington as the lead. I liked the wardrobe choices (interesting).
Like with the Romeo & juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio in it, it's an urban telling of the tale.
I also came across I think an older hardcover book of 'Tales from Shakespeare' .
Though upon reading part of the inside, its supposed to get young readers aquainted and be used as an introduction to Shakespeare. it has Hamlet, Macbeth, and others I don't remember hearing of. So this though, for young ones, may still be interesting and a keep for my personal library.
I have this version, and its great for students when you are studing or in a shakespear play. It has notes on the left side of what those old english words mean, ifu are not able to figure it out by reading. I have to say I enjoyed reading it in play form. Now to just read a Midsummer Night's dream (in which I have the same Folger's book.
Macbeth Witches' Brew
Act 4 scene 1
Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed
Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined
Harpier Cries: Tis time! Tis time!~
Round about the couldron go;
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thrty one
Sweltered venom sleeping got,Boil thou first I'th' Charmed pot
Toil and trouble;
and couldron bubble
Fillet of a fenny snake
IN the couldron boil and bake
Eye of newt and t0e of frog,
wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blindworm's stingLizard's leg and a howlet's wing
For a charm of powerful trouble
Like a hell-broth boil and Bubble
Double Double Toil & Trouble
& couldron Bubble
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf
Withc's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravined salt sea-shark
Root of hemlock digged I'th' dark
Liver of blaspheming jew,
Gall of goat and slips of yew
Silvered in the moon's eclipse
Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips
Finger of birth strangled babe
Ditch delivered by a drab
Make the gruel thick and slab
Add thereto a tiger's Chauldron
for the' ingredients of our cauldron
Double Double toils & trouble...
cool it with a baboon's blood
then the charm is firm and good
Make Your own
Well I tried to include something for each item in the Brew but that was a bit harder to find so I have a mix of whimscal stuff, jewlery, and some kitchen & health items
I have Supped full of horrors— MacBeth
MacBeth on screen - This is my favorite movie version
This was supposed to have been done in the way of Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo & Juliet as it's in modern times as that was. This is more like a mob family and less urban warfare but it has a bit of that as well. For those of you that are not quite able to understand Shakespearean speak... this is one that's a bit hard to follow on the language as you can read it word for word just about you might want a copy of the above book to follow and learn what those old english etc words actually are!
I love Sam Worthington (MacBeth)'s wardrobe in this. My favorite Part of course is the around the couldron boil a brew.. and it actually grosses me out a bit. I think I may start to add this to my Halloween Marathon regulars.
Witch Bottles - decos & make your own!
Just use the labels in the lens noted at the end
I've come find it's cheaper to make your own!
Just try find 'vintage' paper or if you have destress ink or save some coffee grounds & tea & you can use these to make your labels look old & beatup etc.
(heck if you rub them in a little dirt or soil will help a bit as well. need to destress them well)