QUOTE(Jan Brock @ Apr 30 2010, 07:29 AM)
Peter Mandelson as Richard II
Boris Johnson as Falstaff, Cameron as Prince Hal.
Interesting! David Cameron also would cast David Cameron as Prince Hal.
I'm not entirely sure about Johnson as Falstaff. Maybe this is revealing as much about our reading of Shakespeare as our personal politics after all, 'cos I see Falstaff as being actually quite canny and shrewd under all the drunken blather, and I find it really difficult to convince myself that Johnson is canny and shrewd, although one would hope he's got *something* under the blather!
Apparently Nick Clegg's favourite Shakespeare play is Othello
. I could almost see him as Michael Cassio. And if he ended up as PM after all, we could then have Cameron as Iago, and OH how I'd LAUGH.
I came up with really good ones for Mandelson and Darling last night, but I've forgotten them now. Boo.
(Brown for Caliban! Or is that a little unfair?)
EDIT: have found ye olde "Cameron as Hal" article! http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblo...onisnoprincehal