Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0425. Friday, 7 June 1996.
From: Kalev Pehme <
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!