The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0999 Tuesday, 14 November 2006
Date: Sunday, 12 Nov 2006 17:43:43 -0800
Subject: O O O O that Shakespehearian rag ever inspires news analysts
*That way, son
After his election humiliation George Bush has slunk back to Dad for
help. It's Shakespeare meets Freud, says Andrew Sullivan*
Times (of London), November 12, 2006
The events of last week in America have an almost Shakespearean quality
to them. It's like some ghastly conflation of Richard II's doom-laden
"Down, down, I come" and Richard III's "winter of our discontent".
Richard II is how Bush would like the world to see him - a king of noble
motives brought low by injustice and fate. Richard III is . . . well,
ask Karl Rove, the hunch in W's back.
At the centre of this epic psycho-political drama is a royal family of
sorts in a war for survival: the Bush dynasty, a story of a father and
his son, their tortured relationship and what they have had to do to
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