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  • Shakespeare and The Lion King
    Started by Cass Morris on Jun 13, 2014
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    This Slate article caught my eye today. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘The Lion King’, it’s a look at how Scar is a character of Shakespearean proportions. I’ve long maintained that, while ‘The Lion King’ might be ‘Hamlet’; or (more likely in my opinion) ‘1 Henry IV’ for Simba, it’s ‘Macbeth’ for Scar. He’s a usurping king whose perfidy upsets the very ecological balance of his kingdom, after all. And the parallels are even more stark in the stage musical, where we get the added concerns over lack of lineage, than in the movie. So — what do y’all think?


      

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    RE: by Stephen on August 1, 2014

    Fun info graphic


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