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Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits

Les in Chorlton 16 Jul 11 - 10:48 AM
Richard from Liverpool 16 Jul 11 - 10:51 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Jul 11 - 11:05 AM
Richard from Liverpool 16 Jul 11 - 11:18 AM
Les in Chorlton 17 Jul 11 - 05:46 AM
Les in Chorlton 11 Aug 11 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,leeneia 12 Aug 11 - 10:08 AM
Valmai Goodyear 12 Aug 11 - 11:50 AM
Valmai Goodyear 12 Aug 11 - 07:59 PM
Les in Chorlton 13 Aug 11 - 06:29 AM
alanabit 14 Aug 11 - 05:43 AM
Les in Chorlton 14 Aug 11 - 05:57 AM
PercyBysshe 14 Aug 11 - 06:09 AM
Les in Chorlton 14 Aug 11 - 06:18 AM
Matthew Edwards 14 Aug 11 - 06:42 AM
Peter the Squeezer 14 Aug 11 - 01:17 PM
Les in Chorlton 14 Aug 11 - 01:52 PM
McGrath of Harlow 14 Aug 11 - 05:16 PM
McGrath of Harlow 14 Aug 11 - 05:18 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:48 AM

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

An evening of the most popular speeches written by Mr. W Shakespeare
Performed by a wealth of local talent

Accompanied by songs and tunes of the period by the biggest band in Chorlton
The Beech Band

In The Garden of The Beech, Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9EG
By kind consent of Mr. C and Mrs. J Clish
Admission free to one and all

Saturday 13 August 8. 30pm ? 10.30pm

Any Folks out there fancy reading their favourite 5 mins of The Bard?

Any


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Richard from Liverpool
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:51 AM

Feel free to ignore if this reply is not in the spirit of the invitation, but I have written a couple of settings of Shakespeare songs, if anybody would like to sing them.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 11:05 AM

Great idea Richard - why not come along and sing them yourself?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Richard from Liverpool
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 11:18 AM

If in region at that time, I would love to. Currently in temporary work exile in East Anglia.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Jul 11 - 05:46 AM

Hi Richard, do you have them in a format that is easy to share?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Aug 11 - 03:32 PM

Actor        Part        Play        
1        Ken Deeks                        Speech
2        Tom McGrath        Is this a dagger I see before me        Macbeth        Speech
3        Chris Muriel        A parody on Anthony's speech over Caesar's body        Julius Caesar        Parody
4        Val Collier        Sonnet 130                Poem
5        Andy Coles        Act 3 Scene 1        Merchant of Venice        Speech
6        Shelley Rainey        I know a Bank        A Midsummer Night's Dream        Song
7        Joe Brownbridge        Bottom on the death of Pyramus        A Midsummer Night's Dream        Speech
8        Dave Bishop        Flowers in Shakespeare                A Reading
9        Mags & Maggie        Three Witches        Macbeth        Speech
10                                
11        Martin Sellers         'Another Part Of The Forest'        As You Like It,        Speech
12        Norman Hayes        Brush up your Shakespeare        Cole Porter        Song
13        Matthew Edwards        Caliban "Be not afeard, the Isle is full of noises..."         The Tempest        Speech
14        Ingrid Burney        Sonnet                 Poem
15        Cos Harnaz                        Speech
16        Kate Rygate        When that I was and a little tiny boy        Twelfth Night        Song
17        copland smith        A poem related to         Much ado about nothing        Poem
18        Brenda & Gordon        Romeo, Romeo where ????.        Romeo & Juliet        Speech

8pm Saturday 13 August
The Garden of The Beech
Beech Road Chorlton
manchester M21 9EG

All will be most welcome

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 10:08 AM

I can't be there, Les, but I want to congratulate on having a brilliant idea for an evening. I hope it goes well and you have an appreciative audience. If I could be there, I would recite:

Our revels now are ended.
These, our actors, were all spirits
and have vanished into air,
into thin air.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 11:50 AM

An excellent idea. Getting people to nominate their pieces in advance is a splendid scheme for making sure they don't get pipped at the post by someone who has chosen the same one and quite possibly hasn't put much work into it. We do the same at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club when we have Harvest, Halloween, Wassail and other big theme nights. Not only does it stimulate people to learn something new, but it gives them extra reasons to polish it.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 07:59 PM

P.S. (apols for repetition from Farcebook)

'I have seen
Him caper upright like a wild Morisco,
Shaking the bloody darts as he his bells'

Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 1

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 13 Aug 11 - 06:29 AM

It's today folks - and still a place for a solo morris dancer:

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

Garden of The Beech, Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9EG

Cheers
L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: alanabit
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 05:43 AM

So how did it go? I want to hear!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 05:57 AM

I was going to say that last night's "Shakespeare's Greatest Hits" surpassed all expectations but I knew you would all create an amzing evening of entertainment:

Ken Deeks, Tom McGrath, Chris Muriel, Val Collier, Andy Coles, Shelley Rainey, Joe Brownbridge, Dave Bishop, Mags,Wendy & Maggie, Monologue John,
Martin Seller...s, Norman Haynes, Matthew Edwards, Ingrid Burney, Cos Harnaz, Kate Rygate, copland smith, Brenda & Gordon, and volunteering on the night and be amazing - Spile.

Not forgetting The Beech Band, Ged, Ken, Shelley, Steve, Joe, Gordon, Julie, Rosie, Ant Chris, Rob and somebody I have almost certainly forgotten

Our main aim, apart from fun in a pub was to get loads of people into "The Best Little Pub in Chorlton". There are 3 other pubs within 100 yards of The beech and it has had it's difficulties. The current Landlord is the best by miles and miles but it's still tough times for little pubs.

I would encourage all those who use pubs for folk clubs to look for other ways of getting people into the pub, if for no other reason than if we don't these pubs will close.

L in C#
I may start a thread on this point


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: PercyBysshe
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 06:09 AM

Thanks to Les (our great leader) and Chris (the Landlord) for an excellent evening - it was really good fun, and we had a great variety of contributions, and some good tunes too! We really did have all ages there - including little girls dancing in fairy costumes, and a singing dog.

I wonder what other themed evenings we could have?

Shelley


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 06:18 AM

I thought you were the leader Mrs R, but as we are a anarch-syndicalist collective, we have no leaders.

The dog was priceless!

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 06:42 AM

This was a splendid evening; taking theatre back to its origins in the courtyard of an inn! The audience were great; they spilled out of the pub to come and listen to a wonderful variety of acts. Spile was a tremendous last-minute addition to the line-up with his parade of animals, while Joe Brownbridge's Bottom was much admired for his dyings! I really enjoyed Brenda & Gordon's balcony scene on the pub's fire escape illuminated by the flashing blue light of a passing ambulance. But all the contributions were good - including the singing dog and dancing children.

It was a very jolly evening, with lovely music from the Beech Band; thank to Chris at the Beech for supporting it, and to all the Chorlton Anarcho-Syndicalist Collective for making it happen.

Matthew

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 01:17 PM

Glad all went well - the Bard was a great story teller!




My offering would have been a lovely bit of double entendre, followed by a song, from Cymbeline Act 2 Scene 3




CLOTEN
I would this music would come: I am advised to give
her music o' mornings; they say it will penetrate.

Enter Musicians

Come on; tune: if you can penetrate her with your
fingering, so; we'll try with tongue too: if none
will do, let her remain; but I'll never give o'er.
First, a very excellent good-conceited thing;
after, a wonderful sweet air, with admirable rich
words to it: and then let her consider.






[And then the song]

Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
And Phoebus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
On chaliced flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes:
With every thing that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise:
Arise, arise.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 01:52 PM

OK Peter, next time?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 05:16 PM

You managed without Adam McNaughton's masterly re-rendering of the Danish Tragedy - Oor Hamlet!!!

And here is Martin Carthy doing it on youtube (But Adam does it better.)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Shakespeare's greatest Hits
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 05:18 PM

Here is Adam's version.


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