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Re: Detective Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1878  Thursday, 5 October 2000.

[1]     From:   Fran Teague <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:27:24 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Mary Ann Koory 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:52:23 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare

[3]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:56:28 -0400
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From:           Fran Teague <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:27:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare

I'm sure many will write in to say that Marsh's LIGHT THICKENS is a much
later novel than KILLER DOLPHIN. I recommend Susan Baker's work on Shn
detective stories. Marsh was a remarkable woman, who introduced Sh
productions to New Zealand after a long career as performer, director,
and writer. I believe Mark Houlahan is working on Marsh as a
Shakespearean.

For information on Marsh, try these sites;
<http://members.aol.com/MG4273/ngmarsh.htm> or
<http://www.freespeech.org/peelforest/marsh.htm>

Fran Teague <http://www.arches.uga.edu/~fteague>

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From:           Mary Ann Koory 
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:52:23 EDT
Subject: 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare

Ngaio Marsh wrote at least two mysteries using Macbeth.  One is Light
Thickens (1982), an entertaining mystery about a stage production of
Macbeth, using lots of the stage history and superstitions around the
play (it's the last book she wrote) and the other is Final Curtain
(1947), in which Agatha Troy paints a portrait of a Shakespearean actor
in costume as Macbeth.

I've not read Killer Dolphin: does it use Macbeth, too?

In addition, there is a humorous version of a murder in a stage
production of Macbeth in Simon Brett's What Bloody Man Is That? (1987).
Brett's tone about the acting profession and Shakespeare is miles away
from Marsh's reverence.

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:56:28 -0400
Subject: Re: Detective Shakespeare
Comment:        SHK 11.1871 Re: Detective Shakespeare

Has anyone mentioned Simon Brett's 'What Bloody Man Is That' (London:
Gollancz, 1987)? It features his actor-detective Charles Paris and a
production of Macbeth.

Terence Hawkes
 

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