The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0084  Monday, 17 January 2005

From:           Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 15 Jan 2005 15:41:19 -0800
Subject:        Prince Hal in the News Again

The media spotlight on President Bush as a transformed Prince Hal has
now shifted to young Prince Harry of the House of Windsor.  He has a
rapidly developing reputation as a scapegrace, thanks to his wearing a
swastika armband on an Afrika Korps uniform to a fancy-dress ball and
refusal, so far, to do much mending of his image.  A column in the
Telegraph suggests he has no official advisors, and royal staff and
security people know their place even in today's monarchy, so the Prince
Hal proceeded even without the merry advice of a Falstaff.

The Independent wonders if there will be any sudden transformation:
"Well, for one Prince Harry, the one immortalised as Prince Hal in
Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts One and Two, it worked and he went on to
reign as Henry V, legendary victor of Harfleur and Agincourt.  Whether a
spell in the Army can bring the same transformation upon Hal's
latter-day namesake, Henry Charles Albert David Windsor, remains to be


Ha ha,

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