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Re: Assorted Macbeth Postings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1098.  Friday, 31 October 1997.

[1]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 15:48:18 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1096  Assorted Macbeth Postings

[2]     From:   Louis C Swilley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 15:37:39 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1096  Assorted Macbeth Postings

[3]     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 13:20:47 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1096 Assorted Macbeth Postings


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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 15:48:18 +0000
Subject: 8.1096  Assorted Macbeth Postings
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1096  Assorted Macbeth Postings

Joseph Tate <
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>Are these lines a summary of *Macbeth*?
>
>        Double, double, toil and trouble;
>        Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

I can certainly see how someone might argue that the first line is a
summary of Macbeth.  The "double, double," could refer to things having
a surface appearance but actually being something else entirely - i.e.,
looking like the innocent flower but being the serpent under it.  And
there is certainly a lot of toil and trouble in the play.  However, I
have no idea how someone could argue that the "Fire burn, and cauldron
bubble" is a summary of the play.

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From:           Louis C Swilley <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 15:37:39 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 8.1096  Assorted Macbeth Postings
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1096  Assorted Macbeth Postings

If they are, we can delete Macbeth from the corpus of Shakespeare's
works - and good riddance. This is simplification gone mad.

L. Swilley

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From:           Andrew Walker White <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 13:20:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.1096 Assorted Macbeth Postings
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1096 Assorted Macbeth Postings

Dr. Mullin, whom I have had the great pleasure of working with (as a
humble Grad student, eager to learn about Motley's work with Sir John
Gielgud) has a full growth of beard, and sports a rather natty beret-at
least when he's biking around Illinois.  Can't speak for our friend in
Ohio.

Cheers,
Andy White
Arlington, VA
 

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