Why were the magical books drowned .. TEMPEST

Now there is good reason why we might think Prospero is Shakespeare: he does act like a playwright, insofar as he puts on a show for others that is a false reality, created through music, actors (the spirits) and what the spirits say (such as in the harpy scene). He also literally puts on a kind of theatre performance in the form of a masque for Ferdinand and Miranda. And his speech right before the bit quoted above about how he’ll give up his “rough magic” certainly sounds like the “magic” could refer to the power of theatre, or of fiction generally:

Now prime ministers and presidents facing corona virus were Captains of the Titanic;

  • Countries have become Titanic …..If There isn’t any iceberg.
  • It’s a fake iceberg.
  • There was an iceberg but it’s in a totally different ocean.
  • People say it’s the biggest iceberg.
  • The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon.
  • There is an iceberg but we didn’t hit the iceberg.
  • We hit the iceberg but the damage will be repaired very shortly.
  • I knew from the beggining there was an iceberg, long before people called it an iceberg.
  • The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg.
  • We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats.
  • Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them.
  • We don’t have any lifeboats, we’re not lifeboat distributors.
  • Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats.
  • I really don’t think we need that many lifeboats.
  • We have lifeboats and they’re supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passengers’ lifeboats.
  • The lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain of this ship.
  • Nobody could have foreseen the iceberg.
  • I’m an expert on icebergs I’ve got lots of friends who deal with icebergs, some of the best, really good ice people who know ice.
  • Summer will come and the iceberg will disappear, it will go away, like magic.
Virus has swallowed all magic

4 thoughts on “Why were the magical books drowned .. TEMPEST

      1. The familiar discourse of a certain politician who claims to have all the answers, but in fact – as time goes by – it turns out that he has nothing and we’re back to square one.

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