The Tragedy of MacBeth

by William Shakespeare

Act 5, Scene 6

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1607
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Source: Richard Grant White, ed. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (New York: Sully and Kleinteich)
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 11.0
  • Word Count: 102
  • Genre: Tragedy
  • Keywords: betrayal, envy, murder, power, revenge, tragedy
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SCENE. Dunsinane. Before the castle.

(Drum and colours. Enter MALCOLM, SIWARD, MACDUFF, and their Army, with boughs)

Now near enough: your leafy screens throw down.
And show like those you are. You, worthy uncle,
Shall, with my cousin, your right-noble son,
Lead our first battle: worthy Macduff and we
Shall take upon 's what else remains to do,
According to our order.

Fare you well.
Do we but find the tyrant's power to-night,
Let us be beaten, if we cannot fight.

Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.