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Macbeth Characters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0183  Friday, 28 January 2005

[1]     From:   Shimrit Ron <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Jan 2005 17:16:22 +0200
        Subj:   Macbeth Characters

[2]     From:   Matthew Baynham <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Jan 2005 08:53:03 -0000
        Subj:   Macbeth characters


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From:           Shimrit Ron <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Jan 2005 17:16:22 +0200
Subject:        Macbeth Characters

Hello all,

I would like to illuminate the mystery surrounding the identity of some
of the characters.

In this funny essay by James Thurber "The Macbeth Murder Mystery", you
will find the answer; speculative as it is, it's at least amusing.

  http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a9200097/willy/willy3.html

Enjoy!

Shimrit Ron

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From:           Matthew Baynham <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Jan 2005 08:53:03 -0000
Subject:        Macbeth characters

In for a penny...

Contra Mary Todd (to whom be peace) the first two Murderers are not
'thugs': they are desperate men 'tugg'd about with fortune' etc: nor are
they simply 'hired': Macbeth has to convince them that Banquo has
oppressed them. I remain convinced that the point of the otherwise
overdone scene between Macbeth and them is to show us how he deceives
and corrupts them.

Matthew Baynham

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