The Ballad of Shakey Willy (by Jen Waghorn)
We played for the party (in the Other Place Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon) the other week for the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2016.
This is what our Jen got up to in the interval.
In her own words …
“Commissioned for the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2016, The Ballad of Shakey Willy is my attempt to get the naughty bits of every Shakespeare play (and a couple of his poems) into one song. There’s nothing like a bit of vaguely academically-researched filth to commemorate 400 years of the man himself.
“This is a live recording of the song’s first performance at the RSC’s The Other Place - thanks to Charlie Morton for recording it, to the Britgrad committee for letting me perform such a bloody long song in the middle of a party, and to the audience for laughing in all the right places.
“An audio version will be available as a music download very soon!
(quick footnote: since the recording I’ve added a line about Love’s Labours Won to the song, just to be thorough)”