So I’m bored tonight and looking for content. I don’t type “Shakespeare” into the search engines because I’ve got monitors on those to bring the news to me. I type in character names. I type in “Caliban” and get this! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ferentz-lafargue/a-tempest_b_294571.html Posted just this morning, a blogger on the Huffington Post compares current New York politics (and the whole “Obama’s people tell governor Paterson not to run”) to the Tempest:
In a sense, Cuomo is Ariel to Paterson’s Caliban. This of course suggests that Gillibrand is Miranda, and Schumer is Prospero in this New York State Democratic adaptation of The Tempest.
I don’t fully get it, I just got a kick out of the fact that it was posted just today and I happened to trip over it entirely by accident ;).