Lunedi Lunacy – More Shakespearean Jackanapery

It seems that the internet is being flooded with Shakespeareana to celebrate the good man’s birth/death whatever.  Some are educational – as witness my friend Spo’s comment on the previous post – others are pure jackanapery.  And no that was not one of the some 1700 words that the Bard of Avon added to our language – though it would appear that tomfoolery is!  So here are three little pieces of jackenapery that could very well pass for tomfoolery.

In the true spirit of the millennium generation I found this particularly amusing:


And aside from the words he gave us there’s all those idioms – who knew he was the originator of the “knock knock” joke?


And when it comes to insults – whoa did this guy know how to parry a thrust (as it were!).  And the best we can come up with these days is “BITCH”!


Once again Happy Birthday you whey-faced rump fed playwright, you!  Sorry was that “playwright” thing a bit too much of any insult?

On this day in 1859: British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

5 thoughts on “Lunedi Lunacy – More Shakespearean Jackanapery”

  1. Best Shakespearean parody: ‘So That’s the Way You Like It’, from ‘Beyond the Fringe’, which contains the lines, ‘Wise words in mouths of fools do oft themselves belie!’, and ‘Oh, saucy Worcester, dost thou lie so still?’.

  2. Why, this is milching malicho – and all in fun. By the way, ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ was one of the better moments of the very hit and more miss Stratford gala – I personally got fed up with the bit that Dave’s posted. The dead hand of director Greg Doran. Thought Anne Marie Duff was a revelation as Lady Macbeth, though, and liked the young Rosalind. We got a classier deal at the Festival Hall with Jurowski and co. You can’t go wrong if you start with the storm scene from Otello…

  3. Well I am glad he did what he did.
    Someday I ought to lend you one of my favorite books “Shakespeare’s Dog”
    it is quite doggrel.

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