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Re: Assorted Macbeth Postings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1114.  Tuesday, 4 November 1997.

From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Monday, 03 Nov 1997 13:00:59 -0500
Subject: 8.1110 Re: Assorted Macbeth Postings
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1110 Re: Assorted Macbeth Postings

Louis C Swilley writes:

>Apropos of the current Macbeth/Thurber remarks, does anyone recall an
>article, published years ago, by Lysander Kemp (of happiest critical
>memory), in which he argued and "proved" something ridiculous about - I
>think - Hamlet?

No, but I remember Douglas Bush's essay, I believe called, "Mrs. Bennett
and the Dark Gods" in Sewannee Review. Bush used Classical mythology to
explain Jane Austen-a spoof, and some scholars took him seriously. One
of my friends opined that "Bush may have gone too far."

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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