Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0760. Sunday, 8 October 1995.
Date: Friday, 06 Oct 95 09:12:00 PDT
Subject: Laughter in the Scottish play
Recently, I saw a local production Macbeth, that has been well received by the
critics. My own response was mixed. At the heart of my disappointment was
laughter during the banquet scene. When Macbeth sees, and then doesn't see
Banquo, there is a confusion among the dinner guests, but is the typical
reaction from the audience laughter?