john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,
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More on More

This is a followup to my previous posting, about Robert Bolt's portrayal of Thomas More.

I realized that while I enjoyed the portrayal of More, I was sort of wishing for a different play completely, a play like Cyrano de Bergerac, where the brilliant hero is allowed to express himself freely, unafraid of offending.

Then it occurred to me, that I am more like More than like Cyrano. I have a lawyerly disposition, and a strong irenic (peace-making) streak runs through my personality. So perhaps I want more to see Cyrano because I already have a lot of More in me, but I would admire Cyrano as something really different than my own character type.

Rhyme of the day:

Go go
Cyrano!
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