Casting Call

Well, we have had non-stop national drama for the past four years,  and I am so looking forward to a respite.  I was imagining the other day what political figures I would cast in plays by Shakespeare, imagining who on the national scene would make a good Lear, Lady Macbeth, or Beatrice. The possibilities are endless and amusing, so go to it, Baboons!

 What roles would you cast current national or international political figures in plays, movies, musicals, or operas? Don’t limit yourself to Shakespeare.  What are your favorite  political dramas or comedies?

30 thoughts on “Casting Call”

  1. Political comedy: Dave
    Political drama: Seven Days In May
    Political character: Trump as Yorick from Hamlet. Formerly the court jester. Now just a skull.

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  2. Rise and Cast the drama, Baboons,

    Below please find a synopsis of “The Madness of King George”:
    “Aging King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day.”

    Now transfer that to the “The Delusions of Donald vs COVID-19” and cast Robin Williams (man, I miss him) and you have some kind of drama. Hitchcock would direct. Would anyone in the future even believe this ridiculous premise? Would there be enough old and feeble actors to cast the Senate? Rosie O’Donell would play Lindsay Graham.

    I will have to think about a favorite political drama since I am blanking on that now and my mind is busy with casting, which is a favorite fantasy game of mine.

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      1. I got tortured by the Watergate hearings in my AP American history class. I took a special class over the summer that had been designed for just a small handful of kids and part of the class was watching the hearings day after day after day.

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      1. In a way the video montage that the managers started with was the thing that jolted everyone into understanding the seriousness of the incident. But that is not a character.

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    1. If you are a rich man,
      My tax plan’ll make you pay in your fair share of revenue.
      No more socialism for the rich.
      I’m all for the working man.
      I wouldn’t give the tax breaks
      To the wealthy corporations, they can look out for themselves.
      I will offer Medicare or all,
      And charge it to the filthy rich…

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  3. think of the play you could build by just plugging in ted cruz mitch mcconnell kevin mccarthy and lindsay gram as the faustian side and
    the entire cast of democratic candidates wo threw their hats in the ring as the ensemble of the good guys
    then throw in the pipe putin kim young un and al franken just for spice
    the list goes on and on

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        1. By the end, yes. But prior to that (and I’m only referring to the movie; don’t know much about the real man) I enjoyed his attitude.
          “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper!”

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  4. Chapter 5 of Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
    A keg of wine has burst open and emptied on a cobblestoned street. The local residents greedily try to imbibe as much as possible by cup, handkerchief or lapping like dogs. Even the mud is eaten until not a drop of wine was wasted. Thus is the Trump crowd, drunk on the wine of his words, January 6, 2021.

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