The witches

Macbeth, encountering the witches, surrounded by the terms 'ambition', 'manipulation', 'treachery', and 'murder'. Quotation: ìDouble, double toil and trouble, / Fire burn and cauldron bubble.î

Act one, Scene three

The three witches meet in the storm and talk about a great battle. They speak about a famous and brave soldier called Macbeth who is fighting for the King of Scotland against his enemies.

Their prophecy that Macbeth will one day be King is important to the plot of the play.

The following video shows a modern version of Act one, Scene three of Macbeth, the witches' prophecies.