Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 1794

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 57-59:

Macbeth was splendidly got up, the costume appropriately preserved; the choruses were finely executed with all the strength of the company. I had the direction and getting up of the delightful music, and suggested a change which has been ever since adopted, and I think with good effect. It had been the custom for one witch only to sing "He must he will he shall, Spill much more blood." My alteration was FIRST WITCH. He must ! SECOND WITCH. He will ! THIRD WITCH He SHALL ! Spill much more blood ! laying great stress upon the climax, " He shall." The alteration was much approved of. …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 57-59. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435866365364 accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Macbeth performed by Bensley, Charles Kemble, John Palmer, Kemble, Charles Bannister

Experience Information

Date/Time 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:46:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:58:56 +0000