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Re: Lady Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2855  Monday, 17 December 2001

[1]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Friday, 14 Dec 2001 13:30:54 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2832 Re: Lady Macbeth

[2]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Saturday, 15 Dec 2001 09:18:44 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2832 Re: Lady Macbeth


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From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Friday, 14 Dec 2001 13:30:54 -0500
Subject: 12.2832 Re: Lady Macbeth
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2832 Re: Lady Macbeth

> > Actually, she is never referred to by the appellation Lady Macbeth.
> > Nor, I am told by Pamela Mason, do the early texts refer to her as Lady
> > Macbeth. There are three different variations of her designation as a
> > speech header. She is even called Macbeth's Lady but interestingly
> > enough never Lady Macbeth. It appears to be an early editor's
> > invention.
>
> Really? I have always liked the idea that Shakespeare had a specific
> reason for calling her Lady Macbeth, namely to show how Macbeth and Lady
> Macbeth are two sides of the same coin (reason and emotion, perhaps),
> and not distinct enough to have different names. Of course, I may have
> been assuming too much. Still, can we have some more detail on this?
> Which are the three speech headers?
>
> - Tue S

 

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