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Re: Detective Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1755  Tuesday, 19 September 2000.

[1]     From:   Tanya Gough <
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Sep 2000 18:03:36 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1743 Detective Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Clinton Atchley <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Sep 2000 08:40:50 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.1743 Detective Shakespeare


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From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Sep 2000 18:03:36 -0400
Subject: 11.1743 Detective Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1743 Detective Shakespeare

>A colleague of mine has asked for information about a particular kind of
>detective fiction, in which English profs are bumped off and the
>detective, and reader, has to have knowledge of literary and dramatic
>sources to be able to solve the crime.  In particular, he asked about
>Shakespeare professors, and the use of Shakespeare in such mysteries.

It's neither a true detective fiction nor a book, but I can't help
mentioning  _Theatre of Blood_, the b-rated shlock horror film with
Vincent Price, in which a universally panned actor takes revenge on his
critics by killing each one off using a method from a Shakespearean
play.  My favorite is the drowning in a butt of malmsey, taken from R3.

Tanya Gough

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From:           Clinton Atchley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Sep 2000 08:40:50 -0500
Subject: 11.1743 Detective Shakespeare
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.1743 Detective Shakespeare

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer writes:

A colleague of mine has asked for information about a particular kind of
detective fiction, in which English profs are bumped off and the
detective, and reader, has to have knowledge of literary and dramatic
sources to be able to solve the crime.  In particular, he asked about
Shakespeare professors, and the use of Shakespeare in such mysteries.

If you know of any such, please respond to me offline.

+++++++++

One that comes to mind quickly is called *Murder for Macbeth*.  Solving
the case hinges on the detective coming up with the "right" answer for
who the third murderer is in 3.3.  I'm at my office right now, but I can
provide other data about the book when I get home.  As I remember the
book, it was a fun read, in part because I agreed with the detective's
solution.

I would like to see other replies posted to the list.  I'm always
looking for new (or old) books.

Regards,
Clint
 

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