The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0356 Monday, 24 February 2003
Date: Sunday, 23 Feb 2003 16:31:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Devils into Witches?
In a recently-published essay on Macbeth, the actress Harriet Walter
"Shakespeare himself had to make adjustments to keep up with stage
fashion. Originally he had three devils in place of the weird sisters,
but the theatrical currency of devils was already starting to devalue
through overuse, and they were more likely to induce laughter than
I had never come across this datum before, and Ms.Walter cites no
authority for it. Is there any?
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