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Shakespeare in popular culture
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0046  Monday, 11 January 1999.

From:           Scott Oldenburg <
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Date:           Sunday, 10 Jan 1999 10:40:25 -0700
Subject:        Shakespeare in popular culture

Last week someone on this list, if I'm not mistaken, mentioned the old
punk band The Stranglers (in what connection I can't recall).  Those of
you interested in Shakespeare in popular culture may be interested in
the song "Losers in a Lost Land" by former Strangler's lead singer, Hugh
Cornwell. The lyrics can be accessed at this cite:
http://www.hughcornwell.com/noslyric.htm

Also, a while back I mentioned a song by Ruben Blades that refers to
Caliban.  While his song "Miranda Syndrome" may be referring to The
Tempest, the more explicit song about Caliban is called "Blackaman" on
the album Agua de Luna.  (I'm not sure about which came first, but
"Blackaman" is also the name of a theater troupe in Panama, Blades' home
country).

All the best,
Scott Oldenburg
 

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