Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Seven Least-Controversial Disclosures on WikiLeaks

Bardfilm has been swept up in the recent WikiLeaks debate, and he claims to have found several “revelations” that aren’t really that revelatory.

The Seven Least-Controversial Disclosures on WikiLeaks:

1. Hal, as he claimed he would do, banished Plump Jack Falstaff.

2. Macbeth murdered Duncan. And Sleep.

3. Brutus was one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar, dealing a serious blow to Caesar's own highly controversial "lean and hungry" conspirator profiling program.

4. Richard III was, at one point at least, desperate for equine transportation of some sort.

5. A rose, by any other name, actually would smell as sweet.

6. Desdemona was faithful to Othello.

7. The works attributed to Shakespeare, the man from Stratford-on-Avon, were written by . . . Shakespeare, the man from Stratford-on-Avon.

Our thanks for this guest post to kj, the author of Bardfilm. Thanks, too, from kj to Shakespeare Geek, who edited some of the above to give them greater clarity and greater hilarity.

Bardfilm is a blog that comments on films, plays, and other matters related to Shakespeare.

1 comment:

Duane said...

That brings up an interesting question I never really thought of (I love these) - is there actually a line somewhere in Macbeth where somebody gets that lightbulb moment and says "Hey wait a minute, I think Macbeth did it!" Are they after him because he's a corrupt ruler, or because they know that he killed the former king?

Personally I don't see what's so bad about killing a king. It's not like he married with his brother or anything.


Little Hamlet joke for you, there.