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Pop Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1419  Wednesday, 9 July 2003

From:           Toby Malone <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 05:39:12 +0800
Subject:        Pop Shakespeare

Not sure if this has already been noted, but 15-year-old Canadian pop
singer Skye Sweetnam has released her first single, which is connected
to the upcoming teen flick 'How to Deal', entitled 'Billy S'.  Rather
than use Shakespeare's characters in the lyrics to compare to a teenage
crush (as I first assumed) Shakespeare's name and characters are used as
a byword for restrictive school and parental rules and limitations...
She doesn't need Shakespeare, she says - she just wants to rebel...

The chorus is as follows:

I don't need to read Billy Shakespeare,
Meet Juliet or Malvolio,
Feel for once what it's like to rebel now,
I wanna break out, let's go!

Cheers
Toby Malone
UWA

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