2005

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0650  Thursday, 7 April 2005

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 7 Apr 2005 01:36:39 -0700
Subject:        Poet Laureate

Sarah Lyall has an engaging piece in today's NY Times discussing the
difficulties of being England's poet laureate. The present holder of
that office, Andrew Motion, must come up with something appropriate for
the royal wedding this weekend. Besides the challenge of finding a rhyme
for Camilla (vanilla? flotilla? Godzilla?), he has other obstacles
including ". . . the lingering specter of Charles's dead ex-wife,
looming like Banquo at the feast."

No doubt Ms Lyall intended only a reference to a ghost, but when you
think about it is there a more sinister implication here?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/07/books/07laureate.html?th&emc=th

Nancy Charlton

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