Prof Jonathan Bate enthused about the Bard to a date Pointing she asked "Is that Shakespeare?" and dropped Rohypnol in his beer.
Very loosely inspired by listening to Prof Bate give a superb illustrated talk on next year's Shakespeare exhibition. Part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad taking place around the UK, the exhibition describes the life and times of Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare in terms of the objects associated with it that have survived. The lecture room at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution was packed for the talk.
These include hazelnut shells (the litter left behind after the groundlings had enjoyed the popcorn of their era) and a money-box into which each theatre-goer placed his silver penny admittance fee (wherefrom we derive the term 'box office').
"Bend it like Beckham" brought Keira Knightley Fame for her role playing soccer so sprightly The sequel "Sprain it like Becks" her agent has ruled out As Repetitive Strain Injury to her Oscar-winning clout
A Clerihew inspired by a past injury to the England soccer player.
James Murdoch is no James Lovelock Lovelock discovered Gaia (our Earth Mama); the other works for his Papa
This Clerihew bubbled to the surface early this morning after watching JM's repeat performance at the CMS Select Committee hearing yesterday. I hope it brings a little perspective however much damage his family's organs have done to the body civic. Which doesn't mean he should be let off the hook; ultimately it's his own conscience he must face.
At Brome's fiftieth Four families drunk together What's good about life!
After an excellent meal and winesin a restaurant in St Margaret's on Saturday 5th November, the evening degenerated into terrifying electrifying speechifying. This haiku was composed, after a fair amount of quaffing, to keep my contribution, above all, short.