Macbeth Soliloquy


Needs:  Presentation to the class of 12-14 lines of script ‘Macbeth’ learnt off by heart and showing that you understand exactly what is being told.

My Script: ‘Macbeth,’ Act 1, Scene 7

“If it were done, when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly. If th’ assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcrease, success; that but this Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, we’ld jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here, that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th’ inventor. this even handed justice Commends th’ ingredience of our poison’d chalice To our own lips. He’s here in double trust: First, as i am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then against his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself.” – Macbeth

Surcrease – ending, to stop, to end.

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