Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0425.  Friday, 7 June 1996.

From:           Kalev Pehme <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 7 Jun 1996 00:29:24 GMT
Subject: 7.0412  Re: Shakespeare Parodies
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0412  Re: Shakespeare Parodies

My favorite of all Shakespeare parodies is Barbara Garson's _MacBird_, which
also had a notable run during the 1960s in New York's Greenwich Village.

Who could forget such memorable lines as MacBird's to the three witches--an old
leftist, a black attired as a Muhammed Speaks salesman, and a student

"So foul, unfair a day I've never seen.
Some delegates, I guess, or shy supporters.
Why howdy there! Let's give them folks a thrill.
The name's MacBird! I'm might proud to meet ya!
Why it's a nigra and a filthy beatnik."

Oh well, all hail!

Kalev Pehme

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