Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Birnam Wood

Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until
Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane hill
Shall come against him.

- MacBeth, William Shakespeare

Is it 20/20 hindsight that makes me think Monty Python is somehow foreshadowed in this passage? I'm thinking of all those lively legs shuffling forward while the top halves are held very still.

6 comments:

jess said...

I think Monty Python can (and should) be seen in most things! That picture has me thinking of walks in the woods, and wondering if there were gnomes and fairies living behind this tree or that rock. I didn't only do that as a child... ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

Kind of weird. I was just talkign to someone about a story I wrote that is a sort of retelling of Macbeth.

Ginga Squid said...

Combining Macbeth with Monty Python would have made me pay attention while trying to study that text at school! Envisioning the 'Holy Grail' kind of set....

Celeste Bergin said...

hallucinogenic..I had to look at this for a lonnng time. lol.

ma grande folle de soeur said...

Genial as always! :)

Coreopsis said...

This passage also shows up in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn when the Duke and Dauphin (con men) mix it in with the To Be or Not To Be speech from Hamlet.