Robin Hamilton wrote:
> Árni :
> I seem to recall an amusing short story, read at college decades ago. It was
> definitely called 'The Macbeth Murder Mystery' and described an elderly
> literary lady who presumed Shakespeare must have committed murder in order
> to write like he did in that particular play,
> Thinking about this, this isn't quite how Thurber's story goes. Turns on
> how the lady in question is convinced it wasn't Macbeth what done it. Dunno
> off-hand who she does plump for -- Malcolm?
Banquo. Point is she reads nothing but mysteries, can't find any she
hasn't read in lobby of hotel where she and narrator are staying, takes
Macbeth upstairs, and at breakfast announces to narrator: "I don't think
Macbeth did it." Makes a good case for Banquo, as I recall. Total
frame-up, playing on Mr. and Mrs. M's neurotic guilts.