Great Glamis! worthy Cawdor! Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter! Thy letters have transported me beyond This ignorant present, and I feel now The future in the instant.
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- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Macbeth, excerpts from Lady Macbeth's speech, Act II, Scene 5 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926), "Lady Macbeth", subtitle: "A Scena", 1970, Composer's note: The composer has selected the words from the speeches of Lady Macbeth. This selection is intended to portray the development of this character, from early aspirations to grandeur, to later power and finally to guilt and madness. The implication is that the Scena begins after Lady Macbeth has read the report of Macbeth's victory at the start of the play.
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo) , no title
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Andrea Maffei) , no title, first published 1863
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2016-01-09
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