The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0188  Monday, 31 January 2005

From:           David Crosby <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 31 Jan 2005 09:22:07 -0600
Subject:        Military Industrial Complex Bard

This article is from today's NYTimes at

Regards, David Crosby

Friends, Generals and Captains of Industry, Lend Me Your Ears


During the last few years Shakespeare has assumed a prominent place in
the management guru firmament, as business executives and trade-book
writers looking for a novel way to advise corporate America have begun
exploiting his wisdom for profitable ends.

And lately the United States military has signed up for Shakespeare's
advice as well. For the last two years, the United States Air Force has
contracted with Movers & Shakespeares, a company run by Kenneth L.
Adelman, a Republican political consultant who is probably best known as
having been President Ronald Reagan's chief adviser on arms control. Mr.
Adelman and his wife, Carol, also a Reagan administration veteran, are
amateur Shakespeare scholars and Shakespeare lovers and they have
marshaled their avocation and their high-level contacts into a
management-training business. They have been peddling their services
since 1995 , and now conduct between 30 and 40 seminars annually,
focusing on half a dozen different plays, mostly for corporate clients,
but also for government agencies.

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