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It’s not often that politicians quote Shakespeare. Nicholas that is, not William.
Nicholas Shakespeare is a book critic for the British Daily Telegraph Newspaper. He penned the line…”They failed because they didn’t have a dream” A nice line that might have gone unnoticed were it not for the French Socialist politician Francois Hollande – who became the next President of France – and who quoted the words in a speech, proclaiming it to be Shakespeare, assuming it to be William, not Nicholas.
Scholars who knew the Bard’s work backwards were puzzled by this unknown quote and were soon on the trail of its authorship. It took a matter of a couple of hours before Hollande’s blunder was uncovered, and at the speed of light, the story spread round the wolrd’s press and blogoshpere and the French candidate wound up with egg on his face.
Now – Nicholas Shakespeare is not…
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