McKinney should think on Shakespeare quoteWhere have we seen this before?
Near the end of his address to the Faculty Senate on Monday, A&M Chancellor Mike McKinney quoted from Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's The Tempest ("what's past is prologue").
He seems, however, unaware of the context in which this phrase is used by the unscrupulous Antonio in his successful attempt to convince Sebastian to replicate Antonio's usurpation of Prospero's dukedom ("what's past") by attempting to murder Gonzalo (the "act" that is the "prologue") in order to seize control of Naples from his niece Claribel.
JAMES L. HARNER, editor
World Shakespeare Bibliography
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Brush up your Shakespeare
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