"The Manchurian Candidate" Hamlet Connection
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0401 Monday, 14 July 2008
From: John Zuill <
Date: Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 17:20:47 +1000
Subject: 19.0396 Amy Winehouse Songs Written by Shakespeare!
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On a slightly more serious note, I don't know if I mentioned this before but
"The Manchurian Candidate" is structurally parallel to _Hamlet_. The Sinatra
character is Horatio. The Angela Landsbury character is Gertrude. The US
government and Eslin among others are Claudius. Raymond Shaw is Hamlet. Shaw
does not pretend to be mad, he is mad. He is induced to kill his father and
accidently on purpose kills his mother. Raymond Shaw is interesting but a
pain... Just like Hamlet! There are family secrets everywhere.
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