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Sage Political Advice from Shakespeare's Plays

11/01/2012 01:10 pm ET | Updated Jan 01, 2013
  • Amy Helmes Author, Twisted Lit series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels, including Anyone But You, a modern spin on Romeo and Juliet.
  • Kim Askew Author

From the adage-filled tragedy Hamlet to the pastoral comedy As You Like It, the Bard's plays are veritable gold mines of advice for politicians -- and the body politic.

With only a few days left for would-be electoral winners to wow the voting public, they might consider these words of wisdom for office seekers of every stripe, taken straight from Shakespeare himself.

Political Advice From Shakespeare


Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are authors of the Shakespeare-inspired YA series Twisted Lit, featuring Tempestuous and Exposure

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