This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane Scientology books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And then I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study. And Shakespeare has basically taken over, which is a good thing.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Shakespeare Reference in Green Bananas
Michael Drinkard’s novel Green Bananas contains one Shakespeare reference: “Now, while
Sylvan stirs with a wooden spoon, Alabama chants: ‘Double, double, toil and
trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Shakespeare. Now comes the good part. Cool
it with baboon’s blood, then the charm is firm and good’” (pages 51-52). This
comes because Sylvan is boiling a bobcat skull in a pot, and Alabama wants to
disguise it as soup because two girls are coming over.
was published in 1989 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. The copy I read was a first