Myles is auditioning for the role of Witch no. 2 in his school's production of, The Tragedy of Macbeth. In his eyes, Witch no. 2 is set apart from the others in for in Scene III Witch no. 1 asks Witch no. 2
Where hast thou been, sister?
Witch no. 2 gallantly answers,
Done and done. Witch no. 2 immediately became the dream role.
A few weeks prior I had picked up, Macbeth, Gareth Hinds' adapted and illustrated graphic novel for Myles. I hesitated at first, for although I love the graphic novel movement, Shakespeare? Really? Isn't that taking things a little too far? But, no it certainly proved its worth in this instance as Myles was familiar enough with the plot and characters to provide him with the gusto required for a ten year old to sign himself up for a play. No small thing.
Here are the lines he will be reading:
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of pow'rful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.