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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1467  Tuesday, 12 June 2001

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Jun 2001 10:58:27 -0700
Subject:        Batman

In case it is of interest, a production of *Macbeth* is an important
plot device in a current Batman comic book.

The title is *Batman: Gotham Adventures* number 39, which was released
on the U.S. west coast last week.  I understand that there are several
Batman titles issued each month, so be specific if you seek it.

The story is that some amateur actors are mounting a production of
*Macbeth.*  The play's curse seems active, and bad things happen.
Batgirl investigates, with the help of Batman and someone else who is
not named, but I gather is a regular character.

The Shakespearean references are thin in the first half, but soon
thicken.  There is even a misquote, not deliberate, apparently, "My soul
is too much charged with blood of thee already."

The set is a beach scene, with flats of sand and palm trees.  The story
does not try to make sense of this.

All in all, surprisingly well done.  It is fast paced and fun, not at
all brooding like the *MND* in *Sandman* discussed on list a couple of
years ago.

Mike Jensen

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