It’s Almost Halloween… Let’s Celebrate Witches!

Hey everyone! Halloween is only one day away, so I hope you have your costumes ready and scary movies picked! I thought that today would be the perfect day to celebrate some of my favorite characters that have appeared in Shakespeare’s plays.

The Three Witches, (sometimes referred to as the Weird Sisters) are featured in Macbeth. Early on in the play they appear, revealing a prophecy to Macbeth that he would soon be King, and later on, his impending doom. Though these characters do not appear in as many scenes in the play, they have certainly left their mark upon our memories. The witches recite those famous words:

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

We may not have the entire spell memorized, but we definitely know that famous line! Here are some references to the witches that have appeared in modern Popular Culture!

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2. The musical group The Weird Sisters from the Harry Potter Series

3. Double Double Toil and Trouble starring Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

4. A retelling of Macbeth from the Animaniacs

5. Sabrina the Teenage Witch and her aunts cast a revenge spell inspired by the Weird Sisters

I know that there are loads of other references, but I had to stop myself at 5! Send me a list of your favorites!

Want to see a live version of the Weird Sisters? Make sure to book your tickets for our upcoming production of Macbeth!


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