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Lady Macbeth- A Scena (1970)

Lady Macbeth- A Scena

He is about it:
Their doors are open; and the surfeited grooms
Do mock their charge with snores:
I have drugg'd their possets,
That death and nature do contend about them,
Whether they live or die...
I laid their daggers ready;
He could not miss 'em. Had he not resembled
My father as he slept, I had done't
Why did you bring these daggers from the place?
They must lie there: go carry them; and smear
The sleepy grooms with blood...
Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead
Are but as pictures: 'tis the eye of childhood
That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,
I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal;
For it must seem their guilt.

Composer

Joseph Horovitz is a British composer and conductor.


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Poet

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, which has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, and religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

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