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Re: Macbeth's Hired Thugs
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0861  Wednesday, 7 May 2003

From:           James Doyle <
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Date:           Monday, 5 May 2003 20:16:27 +0100
Subject:        Macbeth's Hired Thugs

L. Swilley asked, re the TV production I recounted: Fascinating.  But
what did the production do with Lady M's lines: I, v, 44ff and I, vii,
54ff. ???  Were they deleted?

Not at all, as far as I remember: the former were delivered in the
child's bedroom, the latter I can't remember the location.  Seeing a
woman saying 'I have known what it is to give suck' while looking at an
empty cot is quite a powerful image, to me.  Janet Costa is being a bit
kind to me saying it was a misunderstanding in my synopsis - I just
misremembered it.

And thanks to Janet, and to Susanne Greenhalgh, for refreshing my memory
as to the production details.  It feels like a lot longer ago than 1997,
but then I've been busy!  I knew it was connected with a documentary,
but couldn't recall the details.  I should have remembered Bogdanov,
though.

James Doyle

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