Friday, October 24, 2008

More Coriolanus Than Othello?

Comparing the presidential candidates to Shakespeare is hardly new.  But Coriolanus doesn't come up all that often, so I thought this one worth a link.   [* You know, I never did watch the Colbert report on this subject since I was in Disney at the time, I'll have to go check it out.]

The other candidate (I'll let you guess which is which if you don't want to peek :)) is compared to Hamlet and Macbeth, though I think that's the weaker of the two arguments.  After all, the author says (albeit jokingly) that the candidate is not a good match for Macbeth because "he is not a man given to seeing ghosts in his dining room."  ... apparently seeing ghosts up on the parapets is not a problem?

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