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Re: Shakespeare References
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0624  Tuesday, 7 July 1998.

[1]     From:   David Crosby <
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        Date:   Monday, 6 Jul 1998 10:00:02 -0500
        Subj:   Re:  Sh. References

[2]     From:   Julia MacKenzie <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Jul 1998 17:28:12 +1000
        Subj:   Shakespeare References


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From:           David Crosby <
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Date:           Monday, 6 Jul 1998 10:00:02 -0500
Subject:        Re:  Sh. References

One of the wittier throw away references to Shakespeare I've heard
recently came during NBC's coverage of the Wimbledon male tennis finals,
when one of the commentators referred to Goran Ivanisevic as the
"upstart Croat."

David Crosby
Alcorn State University

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From:           Julia MacKenzie <
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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Jul 1998 17:28:12 +1000
Subject:        Shakespeare References

Re: References to Shakespeare -

This is probably a bit off the mark, but an Australian, CJ Dennis, wrote
"The Sentimental Bloke" (first published 1915).  In it, The Bloke, an
uncultured youth, takes his girl to see Romeo and Juliet, and he gives
his version of events, in "Australian-ese".  The whole thing is
hilarious especially the final scene which is described thus:

Then things gits mixed a treat an' starts to whirl.
'Ere's Romeo comes back an' finds 'is girl
Tucked in 'er little coffing, cold an' stiff,
An' in a jiff,
'E swallows lysol, throws a fancy fit,
'Ead over turkey, an' 'is soul 'as flit.

Then Juliet wakes up an' sees 'im there,
Turns on the water-works an' tears 'er 'air,
"Dear love," she sez, "I cannot live alone!"
An' wiv a moan,
She grabs 'is pockit knife, an' ends 'er cares...
"Peanuts or lollies!" sez a boy upstairs.

Regards,
Julia MacKenzie
 

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