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Original Play, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, PART II
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0573  Sunday, 28 September 2008

From:       David McInnis <
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Date:       Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 11:55:03 +1000 (EST)
Subject: 19.0567 Original Play, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, PART II
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0567 Original Play, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, PART II

Might as well put in a good word for a friend whilst we're on this topic -- 
Apart from Edinburgh residents, northern hemisphere folk may not be aware that 
there was an earlier Macbeth sequel (written and staged a few years ago now) by 
Melbourne playwright David Mence, which was certainly unique: *Macbeth 
Rearisen*. Taking his cue from Shakespeare's line, "The time has been / That, 
when the brains were out, the man would die," Mence resurrected zombie-Macbeth 
in a shlock-horror comedy that fused iambic pentameter with pop culture's 
infatuation with zombie flicks. (An unlikely combination, but it was actually 
quite clever). From memory, the undead-lord and his wife tried to wrest the 
kingdom back from Malcolm.

The play received good reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006 (see the 
"about" section on the theatre company's website, www.whitewhaletheatre.com, for 
more info). I know Mence/White Whale Theatre is keen to make contact with North 
American Shakespeareans especially; maybe interested parties could contact him 
through his website, or email him at 
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