WWSS (What Would Shakespeare Say)? @petridishes @washingtonpost
Alexandra Petri takes on the death of King Duncan and the Macbeths’ rumored involvement in the style of today’s journalism, here, for the Washington Post. She begins:
Shortly before the king’s demise, Thane of Cawdor Macbeth and his wife came under attack for alleged anti-Duncan remarks about “murther” and the need to “stop up the access and passage to remorse.” Critics of the Macbeths, known for their fiery, controversial rhetoric, linked these remarks to Duncan’s death hours later in Macbeth’s castle; others noted that it was a sign of creeping censorship to want to stop Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth from saying exactly what was on their mind.