Writer of Rob Ford musical says Toronto mayor is 'Shakespearean'

June 16, 2014 10:49 PM

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TORONTO - In creating an upcoming stage musical about scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, playwright Brett McCaig couldn't help but think of a certain literary figure.

"Falstaff from Shakespeare," McCaig said in a telephone interview. "He's very Shakespearean or operatic. He's our modern tragic hero — he rode in on his white horse, stallion, to save his village and then through his own weaknesses fell hard."

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