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Re: Macduff; *Mac.* Anecdotes
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0326.  Monday, 11 April 1994.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Sunday, 10 Apr 1994 17:48:44 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0313  Q: *Mac.* Anecdotes; Re: Macduff and Macbeth
 
(2)     From:   Rick Jones <
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        Date:   Saturday, 09 Apr 94 13:12:34 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0322  Re: *Mac.* Anecdotes
 
(3)     From:   Jerald Bangham <
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        Date:   Friday, 08 Apr 1994 20:16:00
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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Sunday, 10 Apr 1994 17:48:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0313  Q: *Mac.* Anecdotes; Re: Macduff and Macbeth
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0313  Q: *Mac.* Anecdotes; Re: Macduff and Macbeth
 
Dave Evett says that, if Macduff takes his family, his family will slow him
down. In Macduff's day, perhaps the quickest way to get from Fife to London was
not the train or the horse, but a ship. The ruins of Macduff's castle
(so-called in Fife) are on the coast, some yards from the sea. Ergo, a ship.
Would the presence of his family on this (supposed!) ship really slow the ship
down?
 
I always supposed that Macduff went by ship.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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Date:           Saturday, 09 Apr 94 13:12:34 EDT
Subject: 5.0322  Re: *Mac.* Anecdotes
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0322  Re: *Mac.* Anecdotes
 
Re the _Macbeth_ "curse": I seem to recall a fairly lengthy discussion of
this on rec.arts.theatre about a year ago.  Interested parties might want to
search through their archives.  The last I knew, the way to get started was
to write to: 
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geekspeak.
 
Rick Jones

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Date:           Friday, 08 Apr 1994 20:16:00
Subject:        *Mac.*
 
>A colleague has asked me to solicit any and all anecdotes relating to weird
>occurrences during productions of MACBETH.  Is there a published collection?
 
I have a vague recollection that there is one, but don't know any details.
 
If opera versons count, I remember the Met broadcast that ended an act or so
early when someone lept to their death from the balcony.
 
Jerry Bangham

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