The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119745 Message #2600087
Posted By: Darowyn
29-Mar-09 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Walk-on characters in songs.
Subject: RE: Walk-on characters in songs.
I'm inspired by WYSIWIG's insight that the real stories of these half-remembered characters have been lost.
Tom Stoppard wrote "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", in which "Hamlet" goes on in the background.
I'm going to write a song about Willy and John and the reason why Rafferty deserves a cheer.
Or maybe "The Deserted House Carpenter" (pity he doesn't have a name though.)
or "The continuing tale of the three Marys"
It's time the world knew the truth! (I will have to invent it, just like a real journalist)