Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 30 Aug 2006

Mark wrote:

It's been a while since I've seen or read MacBeth, so I'm probably basing this more on Kurosawa's Throne of Blood than MacBeth itself, but didn't the craziness in that story come after the fact, brought on by guilt for a murder that had been committed with the clear motive of advancement?

********** Yes. That's why I said that you got to see them walking down the path (towards crazy). And also, I see your point. Technically, they were doing the dirty before they went crazy.

Shakespeare is great. He's looked at as highbrow now but that's not the way it was then. He didn't let the subtext get in the way of fun. He was about as outrageous as a writer could get by with then. I laughed out loud when I read the lewd line about the beast with two backs. Bawdy with plenty of gratuitous violence. Eye-gouging and sword-stabbing in King Lear. Not subtly done off-stage. Hell with that. Shakespeare was a crowd-pleaser. And Othello, too. I just read that for the first time here recently. Can't beat it.


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