Monday, September 21, 2009

The Macbeth Murder Mystery

"In the first place, I don't think for a moment that Macbeth did it." I looked at her blankly. "Did what?" I asked. "I don't think for a moment that he killed the King," she said.

I’d not read this short story by James Thurber, about a woman who reads Macbeth as if it’s a regular old murder mystery.  It’s satire of course, but quite amusing.

I love the bit about Lady M’s dad.  Who’da thunk it?

[ For some reason I cannot connect to the original site, so rather than lose the momentum of discovery I’m linking to the Google cache version.  Safe diff.  It’s short enough not to matter, and n0 images. ]

The Macbeth Murder Mystery (via Google Cache)


kj said...

Here's a link to thetext of the tale!


CSmith said...

Oh my goodness, that was fun!