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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0999  Tuesday, 14 November 2006

From: 		Al Magary <
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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 
survive....

[the rest is at 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-2449573,00.html]

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