When I spotted a reference in one of my news items suggesting that the mayor's story was Shakespearean, I thought "Oh this will be good, somebody's actually going to argue about how tragic the whole thing is." Nah, they just went with the big jolly drunk angle.
That's not to say there's not some smirks to be had in the article:
"Falstaff from Shakespeare," McCaig said in a telephone interview. "He's very Shakespearean or operatic. He's our modern tragic hero..." They do know that Falstaff isn't a tragic hero, right?
Thursday, July 03, 2014