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Speech at a Democratic Party (?) Banquet, Wisconsin, 1960

Synopsis
An extract from a speech made by President John F. Kennedy at a Democrat Party banquet in 1960. Kennedy expounds his belief that the current Republican administration promises action but only if it is not too controversial or complex. Kennedy quotes from King Lear in support of his conviction ‘I will do such things/What they are, yet I know not, but they shall be/ the terrors of the earth’ (II iv).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Duration
8 mins

Credits

Contributor
John F Kennedy

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Keywords
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The title has been supplied by UCLA cataloguers. The UCLA catalogue record states that the footage was likely to have been produced by Jack Denove.

Archive

Name

UCLA Film & Television Archive

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