General Election Special
Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:34 PM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:56 PM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:37 PM
It'd be a cliche, but Brown as Macbeth? Though I quite like Brown really. Whatever, that face for radio shouldn't be on the stage.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 06:39 PM
I quite like the thought of Brown as Timon of Athens, but I don't see me sticking around for the second half. Can anyone else see Paxo as Apemantus?
As for Clegg... problem is, we're not far enough into the Clegg story to be able to cast him successfully at this point. I might go with young Fortinbras for now and see how it goes. I do like Cable as Polonius, and that ties in rather well!
I would agree with Cameron as Pandarus, but I see Pandarus as a creepy Troilus-loving pimp, not a well-intentioned romantic. I suppose if you want to riff on the Cameron and Clegg being similar theme, then Cameron as Edmund and Clegg as Edgar.
I'm going to go away and think about this thoroughly. I rather feel this thread is going to reveal more about our personal politics than our Shakespeare opinions.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:59 PM
Harriet Harman as Lady M?
Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:06 PM
Out, damn Brown, out I say?
I really want to force an analogy to Aristophanes's Frogs and the contest sequence for the debates but alas I can't get the characters to stick; I kind of think of Brown as the Aeschylean figure, but can't really decide whether I want Cameron or Clegg to be Euripides... actually, Clegg's probably Xanthias at this point!
Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:29 AM
Boris Johnson as Falstaff, Cameron as Prince Hal.
Brown's tragedy was essentially Shakespearian to start off with, brought down by his own character flaws, but now it is really Greek with the Gods conspiring to bring him down through arbitrary bad luck (microphone left on by mistake, TV camera unexpectedly on) etc. It is really theatrical.
Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:24 AM
Faustus - Gordon Brown
Mephastophilis - Mandelson
Valdes and Cornelius - Blair & Campbell
Helen of Troy - ??????
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