4609Re: This came on my Twitter feed...
- May 3, 2014Thanks, Binand. That was hilarious.HAM: Polonius ... has just been stabbed in’th’arras.
WATS: Sounds painful. Is this a Danish malady?
The original Hamlet is pretty funny in an unintentional way, and the Bard's puns are just as terrible as the ones in this pastiche.1st DIG: ‘Tis many a year
Since we did have good digging, people live so long.
SHERL: Except for Hamlet’s father.
2nd DIG: A one-off job.
Since then, nothing. Still it may pick up.
Ours is a dying business –
Here's Shakespeare's stab at graveyard humour:HAM: Whose grave's this, sirrah?1st GRAVE DIGGER: Mine, sir.[Sings] O, a pit of clay for to be madeFor such a guest is meet.HAM: I think it be thine indeed, for thou liest in't.1st DIG: You lie out on't, sir, and therefore 'tis not yours.For my part, I do not lie in't, yet it is mine.HAM: Thou dost lie in't, to be in't and say it is thine. 'Tis forthe dead, not for the quick; therefore thou liest.1st DIG: 'Tis a quick lie, sir; 'twill away again from me to you.HAM: What man dost thou dig it for?1st DIG: For no man, sir.HAM: What woman then?1st DIG: For none neither.HAM: Who is to be buried in't?1st DIG: One that was a woman, sir; but, rest her soul, she's dead.HAM: How absolute the knave is! We must speak by the card, orequivocation will undo us.[groans]Sajan> This came on my Twitter feed... by "Binand Sethumadhavan" dnanib
On 3 May 2014 13:36, <SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...> wrote:
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