Fables of the Reconstruction
"The exhibition, featuring works by Peter Burns, Mary DeVincentis, Lizbeth Mitty, and Helen O’Leary, takes its title from musical group R.E.M.’s 1985 masterpiece album of the same name. The album was so deeply imbued with southern narrative that it was originally named The Sound and the Fury, a title it would have shared with William Faulkner’s novel. R.E.M.’s lead singer Michael Stipe said during a radio interview in 1985 that, “Up to the last minute, it was titled something else that we stole from Shakespeare but we decided against it because William Faulkner had already stolen it.?The quote in question comes from Macbeth. (Don’t forget to read it with a hillbilly accent):"
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,