PTS 014/089: The Merchant of Venice Soundtrack Album

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Every play needs a proper send-off as I amble through the PonyTail Shakespeare read-through – bearing in mind my current pace, there’s no telling when I might read them again.

As ever, the selection is a little, erratic, and I’m already feeling the need to disown any implied connection to number 3 …

 

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PTS 13/83 King John Soundtrack Album

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Just as this play is hard to pigeonhole, so the King John Soundtrack has easily been the most difficult to put together.

So much so that although I usually manage at least double-figures, but not today.

The usual question therefore takes on greater urgency …

WHAT HAVE I MISSED?

 

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PTS 12/077: Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack Album

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There’s an irony that the PTS read-through project has significantly slowed when dealing with the plays I know best.

Mostly, I think it’s because I’ve had too much to say, and been unable to stick to a post-per-act; a post-per-scene is a killer.

So, at least for the moment, I’m moving on from Romeo and Juliet: there’s plenty of room for future posts if I want to revisit it, but I’m hungry for my next new play.

That leaves one thing to do before I move on, and that’s produce the now-traditional soundtrack album.

The eternal question is, of course: WHAT’S MISSING?  Drop me a line and let me know …

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PTS 11/070: The Richard II Soundtrack Album

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And so to our traditional end-of-play knees-up.

The usual defiantly embarrassing mix-tape, in no particular order, with the usual plea:  if I’ve missed anything, please let me know!

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A Prince amongst men …

Nothing compares to WHO?

 

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Today marks two year since Prince died.  It’s not that long ago that I confessed that his was one of the very few celebrity deaths that have personally touched me.  Step aside, Princess Diana!  People have got tired of me saying he was the ‘effing Mozart of his age‘, I think.

This weekend is a busy one – or should be.  One of my favourite watering holes, Beerwolf, are hosting a live music tribute on Sunday afternoon, marvellously entitled Prince you’ve been gone.  I suspect this might put a dent in my Sixth Form marking – sorry, people.

Whilst there’s an argument to be made that Shakespeare himself was a multi-faceted genius, you know me by now: I started thinking about who the Shakespearean ‘Prince’ might be.  These were my criteria …

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PTS 10/063: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Soundtrack

The Dream seemed an easy hit for songs from several genres and decades …

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As ever, Shakespeare’s Jukebox provides a quick chance to cut loose and be a little mischievous between read-through plays.

Also, to embarrass myself, not least with my dodgy 80s credentials …

Finally to ask the time-honoured question:

What’s missing?

Let me know below!

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PTS 09/057: The Love’s Labour’s Lost soundtrack

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Still, some thought and a trawl through my embarrassing CD collection served up a dozen or so songs, and a few pointers for others.

Question is – as always – what have I missed?

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