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Lady Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0663  Friday, 14 July 2006

From: 		Geralyn Horton <
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Date: 		Thursday, 13 Jul 2006 13:25:00 -0400
Subject: 17.0656 Lady Macbeth
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0656 Lady Macbeth

John Ramsay <
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 >If Geralyn had spelled it 'Gruach' on the internet, she might have 
gotten different results.
 >Perhaps ones she did not want?

Fortunately, Google suggests alternate spellings.  I did follow up "a" 
as well as "o", and it was one of these findings that prompted my 
brain-boggle.

All I want is a coherent narrative.  A supposedly "historically 
accurate" Gruach entry says that Malcolm, son of Duncan,  murdered 
Macbeth's father in 1020, flew to England after Duncan's death, and 
became king (probably after murdering Lulach) in 1058 at the age of  27. 
   These dates are blatantly impossible. If the age and coronation dates 
are accurate, Malcolm son of Duncan was the perpetrator of a murder that 
happened 4 years before he was born.

Or these are different Malcolms.

But thanks to all, esp. off-list, who have given me pointers to works 
accessible through Interlibrary loan.  I am following up.

I am cheered to be looking things up during the exact July 4th-Aug  4th 
period in which the Guttenberg Project has made 100s of 1000s of 
ordinarily restricted online texts available to non-scholars for free 
download.  Alas, my search skills have not turned up anything useful in 
this treasure-trove-- so far.

G.L. Horton
<http://www.stagepage.info>

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