Credlin demonstrates little knowledge of Shakespeare

Ms Credlin is quoted as repeatedly referring to Ms Bishop, the deputy Liberal leader, as “Lady Macbeth” – Shakespeare’s infamously treacherous female character.

Well, not quite. If you ignore the small question of the assassination of Duncan which she encouraged, Lady Macbeth with was extremely loyal to a husband, pushing him to make a bid for the leadership, supporting him while he was king but unfortunately not being around to witness his removal by his nobles.

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The Canberra Macbeths and Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the Shakespearean ones.

Now if Julie Bishop is a Shakespearean character, she is more likely to be Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, also known as the Kingmaker and a man who was adept at changing sides according to the shifting political allegiances of the time.

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Two Kingmakers

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