A desert place. Thunder and lightning. Enter Three Witches.

The first page of Macbeth, as it appears in the First Folio, the first printing of Shakespeare’s plays. The First Folio appeared in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, and is the authoritative source for much of his work.

First Witch

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

Second Witch

When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.

Third Witch

That 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

Paddock calls.

Third Witch

Anon!

All

Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
Hover through the fog and filthy air.

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