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Garson, Barbara.
MacBird!. New York: Grove Press, 1966.
Call Number: (SPL)(SHAK) PS 3557 .A78 M3 1967
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Capitalizing on the wide-spread and (still) unsubstantiated rumors that Lyndon Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination, Ms. Garson produced a satire of Macbeth. Many reviewers originally rhapsodized over the emergence of a new satirical playwrighting talent, comparing her to such a giant as Swift. The play got an off-Broadway production and two printings, so Ms. Garson obviously made a killing of sorts. However, we never heard from this "original" playwright again. And while Shakespeare's Macbeth still holds our attention, Ms. Garson's version has disappeared from view (Except, of course, from the Shakespeare Research Collection).


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