In celebration of the release of THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT, we are sharing story excerpts from the collection.
Today’s preview comes from “My Voice Is in My Sword.”
Weknew we were in trouble when Macbeth insisted on seeing the witchesfirst.
know the bit: Banquo and Macbeth enter and Banquo says, “‘What
are these, so wither’d and so wild in their attire?’” That’s
his moment, when he points out the three witches to Macbeth and
Macbeth sees them for the first time, those three terrible hags who
will hail Macbeth as king when of course he isn’t king yet and will
only become king by murder most foul.
you heard about actors who won’t let any of the other actors have
moments on stage that are theirs alone?
said Bax to Yu-Sun, who was playing Banquo in drag, “I’ll
see the witches first, and then I’ll tap you on the shoulder and
you see them and say the line.”
propped my feet up on a stool and looked at Octavian and Octavian
looked at me, and we both sighed.
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Cover art by Julie Dillon.
Design by Elizabeth Story.