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Song Parodies -> "Shakespeare in the Park"

Original Song Title:

"Strangers in the Night"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"Shakespeare in the Park"

Parody Written by:

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

The Lyrics

Shakespeare in the park--
We're doing _Hamlet_.
Clouds are getting dark,
So it's a gambit.
Will we all be drenched
Before Act V is through?

Something, when I woke,
Looked quite foreboding--
Something that could soak
Our period clothing,
Something that we dread
More than a bad review.

Shakespeare in the park?
What were we thinking when we
Set off on this lark?
Had we been drinking when we
Built this outdoor stage
Where the tempests rage?
'Cause you never know, Ophelia,
What the weatherman will deal ya.

Off the playbills float,
Just soggy rarities.
Backstage is a moat,
Where lies Laertes.
Let us disembark
From Shakespeare in the park!
(c) 2008 Jonathan Caws-Elwitt. Monkeys 1, Typewriters 0

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John Barry - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Smells like Richard XV. Great rhymes on Ophelia, Laertes.
Melanie Lee - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Your website says you're from NE Pa. Did you come into NYC's Central Park, or was this a local production? If the former, are you coming to see Hair later this summer? Anyway, great parody that had me LOL! Methinks I shall grant you a 5-5-5!
LittleLady-Oph - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, Cause o' Wit, this moves very well, and I love the OS by ~FS~ . . . . very nice write, sir.
Project Sisyphus - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Lovely! Reminds me of the "Bard on the Beach" event in Vancouver. No bad reviews here...
John Jenkins - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Bad tempest pun. Very good parody.
Meriadoc - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I nosed this from behind the arras and it was good.

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