Sunday, April 24, 2016

Shakespeare and the American elections.

Who else but The Economist would connect Bernie Sanders with the Bard?

Bernie Sanders, the modern-day Mark Antony, by Prospero (The Economist)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, that master of political theatre whose quatercentenary is upon us, will be delighted to see his most consummate speechmaker participating in the enormously entertaining 2016 American elections. Enter Bernie Sanders as Mark Antony. Friends, Americans, countrymen, lend us your ears.

The democratic socialist—who would certainly look distinguished in a majestically rumpled toga—and the Roman politician have much in common.

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