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Macbeth 'Witchery'

Updated on October 9, 2014
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The Queen of Halloween (or at least Princess) friends want me to do their make-up, I even scared Captain America as a Mummy!

Wyrd ones

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.

Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare 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

Double Double

Toil and trouble;

Fire burn

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

Fire burn

& 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

Need some 'witch' bottles to put yours in?

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)

The couldron is bubbling - with comments

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