As I finish each play in the Ponytail Shakespeare series read-through, I’ve decided to create a soundtrack album for my own personal Shakespeare Jukebox.
NOT necessarily representative of my musical tastes, of course! Just titles or indeed lyrics that made me smile in the context of the play.
I’d love to hear what I’ve missed, so get in touch!
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Joe Jackson: Is She Really Going Out With Him? (The French nobles discuss Charles and Joan)
Barry White: Never Ever Gonna Give You Up (Suffolk gets into the groove on seeing Margaret. Actually this pick is ALL about the intro, and that orgasmic gasp just before Barry starts singing)
Stealers Wheel: Stuck In The Middle With You (the poor Talbots: ‘clowns to the left, jokers to the right’, of course)
Bonnie Tyler: I Need A Hero (the Countess of Auvergne, destined to be disappointed)
Ella Fitzgerald: That Old Black Magic (Charles on seeing Joan)
Matt Bianco: Whose Side Are You on? (time to make a choice, Burgundy. Erm, yes, I do own this, somewhere)
Madonna: Beautiful Stranger (back to Suffolk, again)
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (for Sir John Falstoffe)
Elvis Presley: Devil In Disguise (equally applicable to Joan or Margaret)
Radiohead: High and Dry (the Talbots, again)
U2: Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own (those poor bastards)
The Beatles: With A Little Help From My Friends (except they don’t seem to have any friends)