His play, "Root of the Mandrake," was performed in an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production at the Black Swan Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. Judd Parkin was director. Jerry Turner was artistic director.
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Niccolo Machiavelli | Machiavel
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A wise lord cannot, nor ought he to, keep faith when such observance may be turned against him, and when the reasons that caused him to pledge it exist no longer. If men were entirely good this precept would not hold, but because they are bad, and will not keep faith with you, you are not bound to observe it with them.
Though the later centuries have viewed him unkindly as the manifestation of evil itself, Machiavelli did little to earn this nasty reputation. He was a good citizen, an upright man, and an affectionate husband. Despite this, he was considered so immoral that his name became a synonym for the devil ("Old Nick" is derived from his given name, and "Machiavel" from his surname; both are found in ...