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Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most?
October 4, 2008 9:02 AM   Subscribe

Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most?

I saw Stephen Colbert doing this for Obama, McCain, and Palin this week and wondered if any canucks had any idea how it would apply up north...
posted by stokast to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Canadians can see the Colbert bit 5 minutes into this clip.
posted by teg at 9:26 AM on October 4, 2008


Well, after thinking about this for a bit, what popped into my head was Harper as Malvolio with Dion as Aguecheek. I guess that would make the other three Toby, Feste and Maria.
posted by winston at 5:56 PM on October 4, 2008


Harper is Malvolio, for sure- I thought so too, winston.
Layton has hints of Puck, or maybe Mercutio?
posted by pseudostrabismus at 10:20 AM on October 5, 2008


They're discussing this very question on CBC radio, As It Happens, coming up in a few minutes....
posted by sfenders at 3:34 PM on October 8, 2008


Now available on their "podcast".

Harper: "I would not wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at"
Dion: He may drive us to drink water.
Layton: "I can keep honest council, and deliver a plain message bluntly."
posted by sfenders at 5:17 AM on October 9, 2008


Scooped!
posted by stokast at 11:17 AM on November 7, 2008


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