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In this opinion piece originally published in the New York Times, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner examines The Thing I Am (a contemporary rewrite of Coriolanus, as envisioned by Steve Bannon and Julia Jones) in the context of Shakespeare's original play. Pollack-Pelzner argues that Bannon's political playbook is evident in the script for The Thing I Am — namely, a violent macho conflict to purge corrupt leaders and pave the way for a new strongman to emerge.
Behold, Steve Bannon’s hip-hop Shakespeare rewrite: 'Coriolanus.'
New York Times, 2016-12-16
Pollack-Pelzner, Daniel, "Behold, Steve Bannon’s Hip-Hop Shakespeare Rewrite: 'Coriolanus'" (2016). Faculty Publications. Published Version. Submission 56.