Happy Shakespeare Day!

Today is the day literary boffins around the world honour William Shakespeare‘s death, which was exactly 400 years ago today.

Fun Fact: Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets

I thought I would celebrate Shakespeare Day here at ReadandReview by listing my Top 10 Quotes, from my favourite Shakespeare play, Macbeth. It was first performed in April 1611, and there was a brand new film adaptation of Macbeth released in October 2015, starring Michael Fassbender.

So, without further ado, here are my Top 10 Quotes:

  1. ‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair
    Hover through the fog and filthy air’ (Witches, Act 1, Scene 1)
  2. ‘Stars, hide your fires
    Let not light see my black and deep desires’ (Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 4)
  3. ‘Come, your spirits
    That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here’ (Lady Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 5)
  4. ‘False face must hide what the false heart doth know’ (Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 7)
  5. ‘I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more:
    Macbeth does murder sleep”‘ (Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 2)
  6. ‘O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!’ (Macbeth, Act 3 Scene 2)
  7. ‘This is the very painting of your fear;
    This is the air-drawn dagger which you said
    Led you to Duncan’ (Lady Macbeth, Act 3 Scene 4)
  8. ‘I grant him bloody,
    Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, 
    Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
    That has a name’ (Malcolm, Act 4 Scene 3)
  9. ‘Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?’ (Lady Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 1)
  10. ‘this dead butcher, and his fiend-like queen’ (Malcolm, Act 5 Scene 9)

– Judith


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