This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, containing reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Bill Paige’s Everything
I Know I Learned From Rock Stars: Conversations 1975 – 1995 contains two
Shakespeare references. The first is in a piece about Karla DeVito. Paige
writes: “Since graduating from Lincoln-Way in 1971, DeVito has appeared in a
number of stage productions both in Chicago and New York. Godspell, El Grande de
Coca-Cola, Jubilee (which she
describes as ‘off, off-Broadway’), A
Midsummer Night’s Dream (at New York’s Schaeffer Festival) and Gilbert
& Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
(as Linda Ronstadt’s replacement on Broadway) all appear on her resume” (p.
245). And then in the piece on Richard Thompson, Paige writes, “Over the years,
however, Thompson has suffered the slings and arrows of one particular group
that perhaps fails to properly interpret his musical ravings” (p. 396).
Obviously, the “slings and arrows” phrase refers to Hamlet’s famous soliloquy.
Everything I Know I
Learned From Rock Stars: Conversations 1975 – 1995 was published in 2017.