Macbeth, Macbeth, Beware Macbeth!
In celebration of World Book Day, children were introduced to William Shakespeare. Born in 1606, Shakespeare remains one of England’s most celebrated playwrights with a whopping 37 plays and 154 sonnets to his name. One of his most famous plays, Macbeth, was written over 410 years ago. At the beginning of this play, three old witches cast a spell to see into the future:-
Double, double toil and trouble:
Fire burn and caldron bubble…
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Using this famous spell as our inspiration, we wrote our own gruesome spells.
Enjoy…at your peril!