5 Macabre Macbeth Moments (to Motivate a Morbid Mood for the Impending Month)

Five of my favorite spooky quotes from William’s Shakespeare’s “Tragedy of Macbeth” are below paired with complementary modern and classical artworks. I hope they get you in the Halloween spirit!

Some of Shakespeare’s Original Sources & Other Highly Recommended Reading:

  1. The British Library: Collections- “Daemonologie” by King James I of England
  2. The Holinshed Project: Digital Images of the Holinshed Chronicles
  3. eBook of “Witch Hunts in Europe & America: An Encyclopedia”
  4. eBook of “The Compleat History of Magick, Sorcery, & Witchcraft” from Cornell University’s Witchcraft Collection
  5. Folger Shakespeare Library: Digital Images of the First Folio


Henry Fuseli
Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head 1793–4
Oil on canvas, 1630 x 1300 mm



Daniel Gardner
The Three Witches from Macbeth 1775
Gouche and Chalk, 37 in. x 31 1/8 in




Luis Ricardo Falero
Vision of Faust 1878
Oil on canvas, 145.415 cm x 117.475 cm


My Sources:

Hall, Chris. “Shakespeare Book Covers.” Behance. Accessed September 27, 2016. https://www.behance.net/gallery/Shakespeare-Book-Covers/10953207. (image 4)
Shakespeare, William, Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, and Andrew Gurr. The Norton Shakespeare. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.
“Snow White and the Huntsman News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip – Gizmodo.” Gizmodo. Accessed September 29, 2016. http://gizmodo.com/tag/snow-white-and-the-huntsman. (image 3)

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