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Sellers Channeling Olivier
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0893  Wednesday, 11 October 2006

[1] 	From: 	Susanne Greenhalgh <
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 	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 17:59:54 +0100
 	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0899 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier 
Channeling Richard

[2]		From: 	Stuart Hampton-Reeves 
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 	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 22:10:30 +0100
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0899 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier 
Channeling Richard

[3] 	From: 	Stephen Dobbin <
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 	Date: 	Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 09:47:27 +0100 (BST)
 	Subj: 	Peter Sellers Richard III


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Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 17:59:54 +0100
Subject: 17.0899 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier 
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0899 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier 
Channeling Richard

Peter's quite right - I believe it got to number 14 in the BBC's Top of 
the Pops chart. It was the title song on an EP of Beatles songs which 
Sellers released in 1965. To the best of my knowledge the short film of 
him performing the song was pre-recorded for inclusion in a live ITV 
programme devoted to Lennon and McCartney's music (which incidentally was 
directed by Phillip Casson who later did the TV version of the Trevor Nunn 
'Macbeth')

Susanne Greenhalgh

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From: 		Stuart Hampton-Reeves <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 22:10:30 +0100
Subject: 17.0899 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier 
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0899 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier 
Channeling Richard

I think Peter (H) is right, Peter Sellers released a couple of Beatles 
covers including the Richard III/Hard Day's Night parody. Not that I'm old 
enough to recall such things ...

Stuart Hampton-Reeves
Principal Lecturer in English and Drama
University of Central Lancashire

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From: 		Stephen Dobbin <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 09:47:27 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 	Peter Sellers Richard III

No, Peter Holland is not the only one to recall Sellers Olivier/Richard 
III parody reaching the charts in the UK.

He performed it in costume on Top Of The Pops, no less, and remember the 
audience laughing at the definite full stop after the words "When I'm 
home... feeling you."

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