WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S BREXIT AS EU LIKE IT AND MUCH ADO ABOUT BREXIT

April 16, 2020
Posted by: Bill Evershed

Please don’t be put off by the title: this is an invigorating tonic, a book of much needed refreshing wit with wide appeal and a snip at 1p under a ‘Tenner’.

All those of us, who during the past three years or so, have watched or read with increasing anger, disbelief and despair the grossly insulting and undignified baying behaviour in the Chamber of the Mother of Parliaments responsible for the Defence of our Realm, will thrive on this gem.  Especially those who have a sense of history and a sense of humour.

The whole tale, a Play in Five Acts, written in classic Iambic Pentameters, in true Bardic style, from Cameron’s Referendum, through the Maybot years, to Bojo’s arrival in Number 10, is here. Even the Dramatis Personae is a joy to read. And all the more famous speeches from the original Shakespeare Plays which we studied at school or saw performed on stage or film in later years are skilfully revived and woven into the plot. You will surely recognise each of them as they materialise.

My favourite line throughout is ‘Enter Kuenssberg with a cameraman’. She is to the playwright what ‘Chorus’ was to Shakespeare.

Forget Hansard. You’ve seen it all enacted, now savour the original script, skilfully reincarnated into Virtual Reality. Enjoy, whether ‘Leaver’ or ‘Remainer’!