re Shakespeare & Barks

Nils Lid Hjort nils at
Sun May 29 13:38:18 CEST 2005

<<I am about to write a text about the 
use of Shakespeare in Disney comics and
I was wondering if you all could help 
me dig up some examples. >>

Since it's within arm's length in my office: 

<< The witch Hazel quotes from Shakespeare
(MacBeth, Act IV), is assisted by a 
creature mentioned in awe and fright
as early as in Matth. 12:24, and conjures
into existence Smorgasbord himself. This proved 
too strong for the publishers of "Trick or Treat" 
in 1952. >> 

>From my preface to "De komplette årganger"
(the complete year-by-year editions) 1952.

Otherwise there might be various expressions 
uttered & heard in Duckburg & Mousetown that 
originate with Shakespeare. The phrase "I smell 
a rat" is sometimes attributed to him, for example 
(but I believe it's used by both Luther and

Nils Lid Hjort 

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