May 31, 2017

Shakespeare, political commentator

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:14 pm by chuckredman

Again (see prior post https://chuckredman.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/shakespeare-for-president/ ), Shakespeare’s political savvy and wit are without equal. His description of the caprice and fickleness of public opinion is certainly just as true today:

CAESAR: I should have known no less. It hath been taught us from the primal state that he which is was wished until he were; And the ebbed man, ne’er loved till ne’er worth love, comes deared by being lacked. This common body, like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, goes to and back, lackeying the varying tide to rot itself with motion.

Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1 Scene 4.

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2 Comments »

  1. Pat Fuller said,

    Okay, you’re have to explain this one to me.

    Pat

    • chuckredman said,

      I guess it makes me think of how we enthusiastically cheer our Presidents into office, and then invariably we decide they’re doing a lousy job . . .


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