Act 1, Scene 1

1974 Roman Polanski || Rupert Goold 2010

The Overview

In the Roman Polanski version, the witches are all of different ages. One being young, another middle aged, and the last being old and haggard. They all are dirty and worn, meeting on the beach to speak to one another. Although, in the Rupert Goold version of the play, the three “witches” are played as nurses, in a WWII bunker setting. The witches keep their faces masked with surgical masks while around the other characters in the play, but once they are alone, they pull them down and converse with one another.