Synopsis: In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship... Restructured, but all the dialogue is Shakespeare's.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Orson Welles
Production: Mercury Productions
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Look, how our partner's rapt.

Hail, king that shalt be!

This have I thought good to deliver thee,

my dearest partner of greatness,

that thou mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing,

by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee.

Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.

Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be

what thou art promised.

Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts,

unsex me here,

and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full

of direst cruelty!

Make thick my blood;

Stop up the access and passage to remorse,

That no compunctious visitings of nature,

Shake my fell purpose, nor

keep peace between the effect and it!

Come to my woman's breasts,

and take my milk for gall,

you murdering ministers, wherever in your

sightless substances you wait on nature's mischief!

Come, thick night,

and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,

that my keen knife see not the wound it makes,

nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark,

to cry 'Hold, hold!'

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.

My dearest love,

Duncan comes here to-night.

And when goes hence?

To-morrow, as he purposes.

He that's coming must be provided for.

We will speak further.

Put this night's business into my dispatch.

Your face, my thane, is as a book where

men may read strange matters.

To beguile the time, look like the time;

Bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue.

Look like the innocent flower,

but be the serpent under't.

When Duncan is asleep, whereto the rather shall

his day's hard journey soundly invite him,

I'll drug his servents' wine

King Duncan is my kinsman.

He hath borne his faculties so meek.

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