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Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0567  Friday, 27 February 2004

[1]     From:   L. Swilley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 07:35:16 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign

[2]     From:   Peter Bridgman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 13:50:31 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign

[3]     From:   Dan Smith <
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        Date:   Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 15:07:18 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign


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From:           L. Swilley <
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Date:           Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 07:35:16 -0600
Subject: 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign

 >Nevertheless, the President's stunning trip to
 >Baghdad couldn't help but remind us of the young king's visit to his
 >troops before the battle of Agincourt. Shakespeare emphasized not just
 >the King's verbal skills, but his actions- "A little touch of Harry in
 >the night"...

I am sure there are many who would like to have a little touch of Bush,
day or night - to be close enough to beat the bejasus out of him.

L. Swilley

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From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 13:50:31 -0000
Subject: 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign

 >As for Bush, he puts me in mind of Prince Hal, the son of King Henry
 >IV.  As a youth he is dissolute to say the least: "a touch of Harry in
 >the night." But upon his father's death, he becomes a war leader of the
 >first rank. President Bush's youth was never as dissolute as Hal's,
 >but like  the future Henry V, he became an effective war leader after
 >9/11.

And waged an illegal war like Henry V.

Nicholas Hytner's recent production at the National Theatre, with
Henry's troops in US army gear, and with fat legal dossiers supporting
Henry's dubious claims to the French throne, made the Iraq parallels
explicit.

Peter Bridgman

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From:           Dan Smith <
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Date:           Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 15:07:18 -0000
Subject: 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0543 Band of Brothers and U.S. Presidential Campaign

I couldn't access many of the newspaper URLs without login. Did many of
these links draw parallels between the dodgy legal arguments and
soundbites - "Case for war 'as clear as is the summer's Sun' says
bishop" the papers would have said (if they could). Did they also detail
the backing of major corporations (Catholic church/Bechtel-Halliburton)
with Cheney playing the Archbishop of Canterbury? And will the sequel in
Henry VI pan out also, expensive, humiliating withdrawal from territory
accompanied by sectarian strife (Henry VI = Henry W)?

Dan Smith

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