’s Sermons (New York, 1896), pp. 75–6 as
cited in Matthew Frye Jacobson, Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish and Jewish Immigrants in the United States (London,
2002), p. 67.
10 Walter McDonald, Reminiscences of a Maynooth Professor, ed. Denis
Gwynn (London, 1925), p. 215.
11 Anon., ‘The Irish Church: her “reformers” and her foes’ in Dublin University Magazine, lxiii:376 (Apr. 1864), 369.
12 Lee, Facts Respecting the Present State of the Church in Ireland, passim;
John Macbeth, The Story of Ireland and her Church from the Earliest Times
Lost , Shakespeare’s Macbeth and The Tempest ,
Spenser’s The Faerie Queene , Locke’s Essay
Concerning Human Understanding , Marlowe’s Tamburlaine
the Great , Thomas Moore’s Lalla Rookh and
Donne’s The Embassy all reveal knowledge of travel accounts
and geographies. But these accounts were not used merely as a ready
taxonomy of exotic characters and phenomena; they shaped geographical
muster. Major Orchard at Haydock Park drew
particular praise, as did Captain Macbeth at Trentham Park.116 In the
words of Blond ‘un rat à moustache’, Macbeth was a temporary officer
who, according to Dame Rachel Crowdy, had ‘lived in France thirty
years and understands the French as well as they understand him’.117
Having taught at the Ecole d’Hydrographie at Marseille, he was a
genuine Francophile and had done much to improve living conditions
and mutual respect, in particular by organising a football match
between French and British officers, which the French had won
Belgrade as Lady Macbeth, and members
of his family. He complained to the Chamber when his wife was not given a visa to
See ‘Tribunal warns Milosevic over jail interview’, Guardian (25 August 2001).
Decision on Preliminary Motions, 8 November 2001. The decision was not appealed.
See www.echr.coe.int (Application number 77631/01).
Transcript of 12 February 2002.
See I. Buruma, ‘The Hague vs Belgrade’, Guardian (19 February 2002). Serbia has
been admitted to the UN and the OSCE. See A. Bloed, ‘OSCE news: Yugoslavia
returns to the OSCE’, Netherlands Quarterly of
Her diary does not appear to have been written with publication in
mind, and was, in fact, only published many years after her death, by
her son, Eric Scott. Her diary entries offer an interesting contrast to
Boylston’s deliberately engaging story-telling:
January 22, & 23, 1918. I feel a little like Lady Macbeth these days –‘Tomorrow
& Tomorrow & Tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day’ etc. But
of course I know it’s just night duty. The other night I was sent up to officers
to special a very sick man. He was a young aviator of 19 & he had one
Characters and stereotypes in late Stuart and Georgian theatre
character emerged by virtue of
their contrast with or development of well-known types.
Theatre as laboratory of subjectification
When late eighteenth-century critics
and scholars looked back at Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, they saw
characters – larger-than-life protagonists like Lear, Macbeth,
Hamlet, Richard III and Prospero but also such memorable figures as
Falstaff, Malvolio, Iago, Jacques and Beatrice. So
compelling were such figures that they bred a new form of dramatic
scholarship, practised by
Falmouth’.81 MI5 had also
taken an interest in his case, discovering that he had occupied a
consular position in Saarbrucken, which he had been forced to vacate
because of currency irregularities.82 It was further uncovered that he
spoke good German, was in regular contact with three German women,
frequently spread anti-British views, and had devised pro-Vichy propaganda for French merchant seamen.
Further north in Liverpool, the behaviour of the consul, Jacques
Dufort, was even more brazen. In early September 1940, LieutenantColonel Macbeth, in charge of Trentham Park