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Macbeth: Act III, Scene 3

Macbeth
Act III, Scene 3

Forres. A park near the palace.

  1. Enter three Murderers.

First Murderer

1
  1. But who did bid thee join with us?

Third Murderer

2
  1.                                    Macbeth.

Second Murderer

3 - 5
  1. He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
  2. Our offices, and what we have to do,
  3. To the direction just.

First Murderer

6 - 10
  1.                        Then stand with us.
  2. The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day;
  3. Now spurs the lated traveler apace
  4. To gain the timely inn, and near approaches
  5. The subject of our watch.

Third Murderer

11
  1.                           Hark, I hear horses.

Banquo

12
  1. Within.
  2. Give us a light there, ho!

Second Murderer

13 - 15
  1.                            Then ’tis he; the rest
  2. That are within the note of expectation
  3. Already are i’ th’ court.

First Murderer

16
  1.                           His horses go about.

Third Murderer

17 - 19
  1. Almost a mile; but he does usually,
  2. So all men do, from hence to th’ palace gate
  3. Make it their walk.
  1. Enter Banquo, and Fleance with a torch.

Second Murderer

20
  1.                     A light, a light!

Third Murderer

21
  1.                   ’Tis he.

First Murderer

22
  1. Stand to’t.

Banquo

23
  1. It will be rain tonight.

First Murderer

24
  1.                          Let it come down.
  1. They assault Banquo.

Banquo

25 - 26
  1. O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
  2. Thou mayst revenge. O slave!
  1. Dies.
  1. Fleance escapes.

Third Murderer

27
  1. Who did strike out the light?

First Murderer

28
  1.                               Was’t not the way?

Third Murderer

29
  1. There’s but one down; the son is fled.

Second Murderer

30 - 31
  1.                                        We have lost
  2. Best half of our affair.

First Murderer

32
  1. Well, let’s away, and say how much is done.
  1. Exeunt.
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