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French Fries & Strange Flesh

Knowing that flattery is the infantry of negotiations, Octavian, on meeting Antony after a long time, starts the conversation by recounting, for the benefit of the audience, one of Antony’s feats, the fame of which reached even Rome, “…on the Alps It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh, Which some did die to look Read More

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Shakespeare and McDonald in Vietnam

“…on the Alps It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh, Which some did die to look on …” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 4) The corporate US media reported, with thinly disguised pride, that the McDonald franchise has now entered Vietnam. The implied narrative can be condensed as follow,

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