This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Shakespeare Reference in The Entertainer
John Osborne’s play The
Entertainer contains one Shakespeare reference. Billy Rice says: “Grubby
lot of rogues. I was a guest at the Ambassadors, you know. Gave me a box of
Romeo and Juliet cigars” (p. 43). Romeo And Juliet Cigars are a real item. They’re
actually called Romeo Y Julieta, and have been around since 1875.
was first published in 1957 by Faber and Faber Limited. The first production
was directed by Tony Richardson and starred Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice.