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"Done" in Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0349  Wednesday, 1 July 2009

[1] From:   Larry Weiss <
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     Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 2009 14:31:12 -0400
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth

[2] From:   John Cox <
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     Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 2009 16:41:44 -0400
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth

[3] From:   Matthew Gibson <
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     Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 2009 15:08:41 -0700 (PDT)
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth


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From:       Larry Weiss <
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Date:       Monday, 29 Jun 2009 14:31:12 -0400
Subject: 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth

"If it is completed when it is performed then 'twere well it were 
initiated quickly."

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From:       John Cox <
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Date:       Monday, 29 Jun 2009 16:41:44 -0400
Subject: 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth

One of the best treatments of "do" (including "done") in Macbeth is in 
Paul Jorgensen's (spelling?) book, Our Naked Frailties.

Best,
John Cox
Hope College

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From:       Matthew Gibson <
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Date:       Monday, 29 Jun 2009 15:08:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0340 "Done" in Macbeth

The Oxford edition, edited by Nicholas Brooke, has an excellent analysis 
of the entire speech, although it doesn't really focus on the nuances of 
"done" per se. Bertram Joseph's _Acting Shakespeare_ takes on the "If it 
were done" speech with specific reference to "done" on page 106. Hope 
this helps.

Best,
Matthew Gibson

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