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Posted by David Mehegan  December 31, 2007 11:13 AM

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"Ouch -- damned spot!"

In his Dec. 24, "Deals" column in Publishers Weekly, Matthew Thornton reports that Pegasus, a new New York-based publisher, signed up author/agent Noah Lukeman for "The Tragedy of Macbeth, Part II: the Seed of Banquo." Thornton writes that Lukeman's work will be a five-act play, to be published next October, written in blank verse and iambic pentameter.

The play, reports Thornton (no word on production plans), "will pick up where 'Macbeth' left off and aspires to resolve its many loose ends."

What a concept! Will we find out that what was really bugging Lady Macbeth was hemorrhoids?

This could be the beginning of an amazing series, when you think of all the odd questions about other Shakespeare plays. Was Hamlet actually suffering from bipolar illness? And what were those people smoking in the Forest of Arden?

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