2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0724  Tuesday, 15 April 2003

From:           John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 14 Apr 2003 09:21:19 -0400
Subject: 14.0722 Old Europe Strikes Back
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0722 Old Europe Strikes Back

Graham Hall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> writes,

>Well, partially. Is "hip-hop" USA or "youf" speak?

Both, in fact.

Of course, this sort of thing is at least as old as the several jazz
versions (I know of at least four) of "The Mikado".  Amusingly enough,
the first of these appears to have been "The Jazz Mikado", presented in
Berlin (!) in 1927, so you can't blame the USA for everything.  (Lest
this seem too bizarre, I should remark that, although Gilbert and
Sullivan rarely travel well outside the Anglophone world, "The Mikado"
in German has always been an exception.)

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