10 April 2010 - Dare to Heir

posted 10th Apr 2010, 12:55 AM

10 April 2010 - Dare to Heir
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10th Apr 2010, 12:55 AM

Lich_Barrister

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It's got to be said - Macbeth has reason to be annoyed here. Usually the thanes got together to select one of their own to be the next king, so establishing Malcolm as the heir is at least presumptuous, if not some sort of coup d'etat. But it's written for an English audience - and just after a king's been selected, effectively (though James I did have a claim by birth, too, once Elizabeth I died). Shakespeare's doing some excellent kissing up (since Banquo's ostensibly the ancestor of James I) and providing justification for the new regime at the same time.

Let's not even get into the actual historical record. Suffice to say that Will got it wrong with liberal use of "artistic license." Me, I got the corpse out of the way by "stagecraft's license."

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12th Apr 2010, 12:36 AM

Capt. Redstorm

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Haha, mayhap. I love that word. Great last lines.

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12th Apr 2010, 10:37 AM

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SF is where you find it, after all!

And there's few things more fun than rocking out some archaic diction from time to time in real life. (Not that it's not fun in a comic, either.)

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