Often learning the inside stories of weak leaders is as interesting - or more - than learning the guiding virtues of great men and women. As a class, watch clips from the movies Nixon and Scandal (involving the Profumo Scandal of the Macmillan government in England), and the documentary Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains. Read about the presidencies of Franklin Pierce and Warren G. Harding.
Cast a Production
Edward II was incredibly popular int he eighties and early nineties, with its prescient theme involving implied homosexuality. In the last ten years, however, the play has not received much attention from major producers in New York and London. Imagine you were casting a new Broadway production and had your choice of modern actors. Who would you cast in the following roles?
A New Version
In the forties, the radical, dynamic...
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