The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0714 Tuesday, 16 March 2004
Date: Tuesday, 16 Mar 2004 10:03:16 -0600
Subject: 15.0690 Et Tu Big Mac - Popular Shakespeare
Comment: RE: SHK 15.0690 Et Tu Big Mac - Popular Shakespeare
My favorite popular reference to Shakespeare occurred just a few years
ago. Congress was evenly divided over a highly visible issue, of great
public interest. Most Congressional minds were made up, but the few who
claimed to be undecided received much attention. One Congressman was
much in the public eye for not having made up his mind, and on the eve
of the vote he hosted a townhall meeting with his constituents, walking
among them with a microphone, seeking their opinions.
Dorothy Rabinowitz, reporting on this for the Wall Street Journal,
described the scene as "a little touch of Hamlet in the night."
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