7. MACBETH Shakespeare’s plays Date Written Date Range (conjectures of the best editors) (composition / performance) First Published Othello 1604 1598 - 1604 1623 King Lear 1605 1598 - 1606 1608 Macbeth 1606 1603 - 1611 1623 Antony and Cleopatra 1606 1598 - 1608 1623 Timon of Athens 1606 1598 - ? 1623 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH Trumpets MACDUFF (A5, sc5, 9-10) Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath, Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death. Hautboys A1, sc6 (didascalia iniziale) (T59); A1, sc7 (didascalia iniziale) (T63); A4, sc1, 103-5 (T143): MACBETH non ne riconosce il «noise»? ↘ Drum(s) A1, sc3, 28-36 (T39): WITCHES e l’arrivo di MACBETH; A5, sc2, didascalia iniziale (T177), analoga a quella della sc4, sc5, sc6 Flourish A1, sc4 (didascalia iniziale) (T49); A1, sc4 (didascalia finale) (T53); A5, sc7, ca 64 (T199); A5, sc7, ca 88 (T201); A5, sc7, ca 124 (T201): fanfara finale Alarum A1, sc2 (didascalia iniziale) (T33); A5, sc6, did. finale; A5, sc7, ca. 23, 29, 37, 64 (ripetuto) (T195 segg.) Sennet A3, sc1 (didascalia dopo 11…) (T96) La «musica» delle TreStreghe A1, sc1, 11-12 (T31) ALL Fair is foul, and foul is fair:* A4, sc1, 1 segg (T135) First Witch Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd. Second Witch Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined. Third Witch Harpier cries 'Tis time, 'tis time. […] ALL Double, double toil and trouble; * Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. A3, sc5, didascalia iniziale (T127)** Thunder. Enter the three Witches meeting HECATE A4, sc1, 128-131 (T145) First Witch I'll charm the air to give a sound, While you perform your antic round: That this great king may kindly say, Our duties did his welcome pay. HECATE [A4, sc1, 39-43 (T137)] O well done! I commend your pains; And every one shall share i' the gains; And now about the cauldron sing, Live elves and fairies in a ring, Enchanting all that you put in. Music and a song: 'Black spirits,' & c HECATE retires A1, sc3, 77-86 (T44) Macbeth & MACBETH Your children shall be kings. BANQUO You shall be king. MACBETH And thane of Cawdor too: went it not so? BANQUO To the selfsame tune and words. Who's here? Music A1, sc7, 16-20 (T63) MACBETH Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against A2, sc1, 52-55, 63-65 (T63) MACBETH witchcraft celebrates The deep damnation of his taking-off; Pale Hecate's offerings, and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf,* Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace. […] A bell rings I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. A5, sc5, 24-28 (T189) Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell ** MACBETH That summons thee to heaven or to hell. Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Ci vediamo giovedì 7 giugno con l’ottavo e ultimo incontro del secondo ciclo: Giulio Cesare A presto!