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Additional Scene To Shakespeare's Macbeth. I Wrote Act Vi, Scene 1, After Shakespeare Concludes The Play In Act 5.

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Characters:Donalbain: Malcolm's brother who early in the play fled to Ireland after his father's (Duncan)death. He is not seen the remainder of the play, until now.Witches: The 3 troublesome sisters who plagued MacBeth and contributed to his downfall for their own pleasure.Macbeth: Act VI, Scene 1Setting: Desolate rocky plain near Malcom's Castle in Scotland. Donalbain meets the witches.[Enter alone on horseback with sword and supplies]Donalbain: Malcolm dines tonight as the rightful king,But rightful king that frantic fool is not,Had my father seen through that serpent's guiseHe would've been all the wiserChoosing an heir t' rule his countrymen. 5But wisdom wasn't of my father's fortune,'Twas this that was the thread to his undoing.[unhorses and begins walking over the rocky unstable ground leading his horse.]My journey leads me to the company of mine own,But this treacherous ground gives notice of malicious weatherThat lurks upon th' unsuspecting soul and devours it10In one foul sweep. Shelter is needed for mine own survival,For without, I shall perish at the mercy of all that is earthly and great.I shall not be struck down by that which perpetuatesThe seasons change at the will of those above.Such a fate would do no justice to thy name15Upon this mighty shield.[Witches enter opposite side of stage, seen in the shadows around a fire]What fortunate tidings mine eyes do report,A fire, a fire over the hill and yonder.I shall pray that it be of friendly companyElse I'll be so inclined as t' yield their breath.20[ties up his horse and fetches his sword and shield.]I must not startle these shadows as I know not of their nature.Chanting of some foul nature fills the air.Come sword, be not apprehensive and timid,I may'st have need of thy righteous blade soon.[ creeps up over the rocky ledge and moves towards 3 figures in robes chanting by a fire.]Witches: Double, double, toil and trouble;25Fire burn and cauldron bubble.First Witch: Sisters, Macbeth be slain and Malcolm crownedThough work was done and we renowned,More trouble comes for the valiant king,Like a wasp in violent anger stings.30Donalbain hath returned from whereThe Irish sky from whom eyes stare.Second Witch: So, here again our powers showHow faithful evil followers grow.Third Witch: We shall, we shall, in time have fun,35From fiery rage comes another one.[Witches cackle and move around the fire in a circle]Donalbain: What Ho! there, secret hags of night,chanting about in darkest fright!Why dost thou reside in deserted rubble lodgings?To what treachery art thou conspiring?40First Witch: The mighty Donalbain hath joined our company'Tis time we make ourselves known.Donalbain: Witch! How dost thou know of my name?First Witch: Now that we art both addressed we shall continue,Thou sought our company, we were expecting of thee.45Donalbain: Do not speak in such ways, spinster woman,beast not of nature, accomplice of Satan.[ Donalbain draws his sword and moves closer to the witches menacingly]First...

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