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FX's 'Tyrant' shows no imagination about the Middle East

Washington Post - 24 Jun 2014
FX's most recent high-low-minded drama, “Tyrant,” which premiered last night, is set in a fictional country called Abbudin. You might think that the show made that creative choice so the show, about the dictatorial family that rules Abbudin, could ...

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power by Stephen Greenblatt

Irish Times - 22 Jun 2018
In 10 chapters, focusing mainly on the histories and tragedies, Stephen Greenblatt, the renowned Harvard scholar of early modern literature, probes the way Shakespeare explores the figure of the tyrant. With obvious contemporary relevance that can feel ...

A Sneak Peek at Work in Progress Tyrant

On Tap Magazine - 21 Jun 2018
True to their mission to “Make Space for Art,” the nonprofit organization, CulturalDC, invited the public to a series of workshops at the Source Theatre's 100-person black box space to provide feedback on the thought-provoking original play, Tyrant ...

Turkey has a chance to oust Erdogan the tyrant

Independent Women's Forum - 22 Jun 2018
Turkey has a chance to oust Erdogan the tyrant. via New York Post · by Elisha Maldonado. Will Recep Tayyip Erdogan actually, finally, lose? That we're asking the question at all tells you how much Turkish politics have shifted under the Islamist ...

What Would Shakespeare Have Made of Donald Trump?

New York Times - 20 Jun 2018
Tormented by the rise to power of the current occupant of the White House, he has discerned in it a pattern chillingly reminiscent of that of the tyrants of the author whose work he has spent a lifetime studying. In groundbreaking books like “Hamlet in ...

Trump – heartless tyrant

Morgan County Citizen - 21 Jun 2018
One might also add that Trump is a blatant hypocrite. Not long after he took office, Trump decided to lob about $55 million dollars' worth of missiles onto a Syrian airport. (He made certain that he really didn't hit anything belonging to his buddy ...

Donald Trump: a Shakespearean tyrant to a T

Spectator.co.uk - 07 Jun 2018
Stephen Greenblatt's Tyrant plays a very Shakespearean game of seeing the present world from the perspective of the foreign. Greenblatt does not once in these pages name the current US president. He notes, in passing, a recent election; twice he ...

Kim Jong Un: A ruthless tyrant makes his international debut

Today.com - 12 Jun 2018
In the wake of the historic summit with President Trump, North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made a high-stakes debut on the international stage. Critics fear Trump has legitimized one of the world's worst human rights abusers by treating him like an equal.

Ireland is not immune to a tyrant's charms

The Times - 11 Jun 2018
Ireland is not immune to a tyrant's charms. Jason O'Mahony. Voters everywhere are attracted to strong leaders who get things done — even if it means the erosion of their freedoms. I was recently talking with a colleague who had returned from a ...

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