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Subject: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:19 AM

Stanley Holloway was a famous British actor *My Fair Lady" etc. He was also associated with the monologue, some which he wrote but the more famous ones were written by Edgar Marriot. My favourites are the historical type, and top of that list, for me, come " The Battle of Hastings" and "The Magna Carter". Just to give a flavour of these, particularly for Americans, I'll quote from " The Magna Carter". Now, the signing of the carter ( or charter )by King John in 1215 (? )was an important date in English history as it led to a more democratic society - for some! The monologue ends with the barons tracking King John down to Runnymede Island where he is having a meal. Here are the final two verses:-
       So they laid charter down on tea table,
       and John signed his name like a lamb.
       His writing in places was sticky and thick
       through dipping his pen in the jam.

       and it's 'cause of this here Magna Carter
       that was signed by barons of old
       that in England today we can do what we want
       as long as we do what we're told!


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Micca
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:22 AM

For a great site, which you may already know about Try here


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:25 AM

Good site, Micca but I'd have thought they'd know it was "The lion and Albert", not "Albert and the lion".

Steve


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Jeanie
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 04:06 AM

Funny that this should come up on here today of all days: this afternoon and tomorrow I have over a hundred children performing a "Music Hall" as their end-of-year show (and my end-of-year almost-but-not-quite-end-of-tether !!)and along with the comic duos, the sketches, ventriloquism, prestidigitation and the melodrama featuring a possibly genuinely lethal Great Big Saw coming nearer and nearer, we have two girls reciting "Albert" and, for Essex girls, sounding astonishingly "noorthern".

Many thanks to all who replied to my request for "I say, I say" jokes earlier this year - they are being suitably groaned at !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:05 AM

Stanley Holloway was born in Essex as it happens


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:09 AM

... and he had to go away and learn the Lancs accent for "Albert", as he'd never done one before.


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 08:16 AM

Wasn't it Marriott Edgar, not Edgar Marriot?


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Schantieman
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 09:05 AM

Yes, it was - he wrote (as Bernard Wrigley used to say) 250% of all Stanley Monologue's holloways!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 09:56 AM

Thanks Snuffy, I knew there was something wrong there, but couldn't work out what! :0)


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: fsharpdim7
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 10:31 AM

Johnny Walker in San Diego does a great version of Albert. He and Sam Hinton are the treasures of SD folk music.
Chris


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 10:46 AM

Stanley Holloway's performances are available on CDs (not all, but many)
CAMSCO carries them. 800/548-3655


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 11:22 AM

I recently bought a CD entitled "The Best Of STANLEY HOLLOWAY"
76 minutes playing time and 19 tracks, including many of the "Favourites"
Address of company producing it was
Delts Musi, Orpington, Kent. BR5 3PZ. There is a website quoted click here, but the online catalogue will not admit to having this CD in the lists.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Emma B
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 01:16 PM

The BBC Radio Collection also has a double audio tape of Marriott Edgar monologues by various artists including Les Dawson and Thora Hird! but unfortunately not Stanley Holloway


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 01:22 PM

Dont Weston and Lee come into this somewhere ??


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 02:05 PM

Brahn Boots, The Beefeater, for two! (Weston & Lee)
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: mouldy
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 02:42 AM

I've got 2 of the original books!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Stanley Holloway - Monologues
From: C-flat
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 04:45 AM

Thanks for the link Micca, I've been looking for this sort of thing lately!
Any other similar sites?


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