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Original Play, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, PART II
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0560  Thursday, 18 September 2008

From:       John W Kennedy <
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Date:       Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 22:19:10 -0400
Subject: 19.0549 Original Play, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, PART II
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0549 Original Play, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, PART II

Ros Barber <
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 >>Written in blank verse, adhering to the traditional Shakespearean
 >>five-act structure, it is executed in the form of what would be a
 >>faithful sequel.
 >>
 >I've looked at the extract of this play, and whilst not wishing to
 >rain on another author's parade, it seems to be written in free
 >verse rather than blank verse. Some lines fall into iambic
 >pentameter but many do not. Nevertheless, it is an interesting and
 >bold idea.

It's nothing of the kind; five minutes with Wikipedia could have told him why 
Shakespeare didn't write a scene in which Fleance becomes king of Scotland.

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