Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1995 :: June ::
Re: Humor
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0496.  Monday, 19 June 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Stephen Gagen <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 19 Jun 1995 06:58:55 +1000 (EST)
        Subj:   Humour, British
 
(2)     From:   Pam Powell <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 19 Jun 1995 08:57:52 GMT +2:00
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0481  Re: Humor
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Stephen Gagen <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 19 Jun 1995 06:58:55 +1000 (EST)
Subject:        Humour, British
 
On the subject of British humour, "Three men in a Boat" has long been one of my
favourites.  As a matter of fact, I am listening to a splendid sound recording
of it at this moment, narrated by Hugh Laurie, published in a series called
"Talking Classics" from Orbis, which my wife subscribes too.
 
I would also recommend "Three Men on the Bummel", a kind of "Three Men in a
Boat II", set in Germany.  And the contemporary "Diary of a Nobody", which has
a similar flavour (I forget the author's name).
 
Regards from Steve Gagen
 
(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Pam Powell <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 19 Jun 1995 08:57:52 GMT +2:00
Subject: 6.0481  Re: Humor
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0481  Re: Humor
 
Dear Gareth,
 
I can only say that I enjoy Blackadder immensly and that it is very popular
here in South Africa with the British community and also with some South
Africans and Zimbabweans of British descent too. Perhaps if you don't know
English lit, you would lose a bit of the humour but the British population here
is quite large and most of us read a lot of English literature at school,
whether educated here or in Enland.
 
Pam Powell
Univ of the Witwatersrand
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.