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PUCK “I’ll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes” Puck can’t wait to set about his mission in response to Oberon’s command. Their desire to make mischief with the lovers is mutual and he is about to take on the task in hand......

THE THREE WITCHES As the three witches wait to accost Macbeth returning from battle, they chant and move in rhythmic and menacing movements.... “The weird sisters hand in hand, posters of the sea and land, thus do go about about”

HENRY V Henry’s moral responsibility weighs heavily on his mind and in his actions... “If the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make.”

DESDEMONA CONFIRMS HER LOVE She confirms her love for Othello with forthright and feisty words that leave no doubts in the minds of the Senators “I saw Othello’s visage in his mind”

Pinned for later from The pearl of the serpent. Art print from an illustration to The Kingdom of the Pearl by Edmund Dulac.

FAIRIES SKIP HENCE As Titania responds to the jealous Oberon, she ushers the fairies away, preparing to unleash her furious defence and thereby confronting him with her own feelings of insecurity that he has caused with his recent antics.

OPHELIA “O woe is me t’have seen what I have seen, see what I see” A pensive Ophelia lamenting the inexplicable change in Hamlet’s feelings towards her.

JULIUS CAESAR As a plot to kill Caesar is unfolding, Caesar’s wife, Calphurnia, urges him to stay at home because the omens are bad. His response is to oppose her with his fearlessness “Caesar shall forth. The things that threatened me ne’er looked but on my back; when they shall see the face of Caesar, they are vanished.”