The President's Affair: A dramatization of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair

The President's Affair: A dramatization of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair

by JOHN GORDON GRAY

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Overview

“The President’s Affair” is a dramatization of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. It can be dubbed a “historico-tragi-comedy” and contains elements of all three genres. It is written in Shakespearean metered verse and has many playful allusions to Shakespeare plays.

The play is mainly concerned with the human drama which unfolded in the course of the scandal, with the backdrop of the White House frenzy and the wider acrimonious political context in Washington. It provides the author’s probing into the motives and conduct of the main characters - Monica Lewinsky and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

“The President’s Affair” will appeal to those who combine some acquaintance with Shakespeare with an interest in contemporary American politics, and who love a bit of word-play. The play is well-suited for reading alone or with friends, as well as for stage performance. It can also whet the appetite to dig into Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948779937
Publisher: Toplink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

John Gordon Gray was born in 1950 and grew up in an academic family in Oxford, England. He obtained a first class degree in Classics (Latin, Greek, Ancient History and Philosophy) at Oxford University in 1973 and then an MPhil in Economics, also at Oxford. He has wide ranging interest including music, travel and politics. Although not American, he follows political and social developments in the US keenly. He has loved Shakespeare's plays since his schooldays. His other publications include a dictionary of an African language, Dholuo, (President Obama's paternal mother-tongue). When not travelling for work, he lives in Oxford, England and also in Homa Bay, a town in Western Kenya, overlooking Lake Victoria.

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