Is Danny Boyle's vision of England's green and pleasant land all that it seems?Something has happened on the way to the Olympics. On Tuesday morning the opening ceremony was launched as a vision of ruralBritain, a land of fields and ploughmen, cottages, cows, sheep andhorses, of Glastonbury, cricket andthe Proms.
The 'Isles of Wonder' Olympic opening ceremony: I smell a rat
On Tuesday morning the opening ceremony was ... the title of the show, Isles of Wonder – a metaphor for Olympian Britain – was "inspired by" Shakespeare's The Tempest, specifically Caliban's speech. Nor is that all. Olympic openings are supposedly ...