History Theatre / BeyondTheFringe

14th Dec '16 3:30:06 AM 06tele
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* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: One sketch is about a man in the audience who has been to see the show nearly 500 times, because he'd heard a rumour that members of the royal family were going to attend...some day.

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* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: One sketch is about a man in the audience who has been to see the show nearly 500 367 times, because he'd heard a rumour that members of the royal family were going to attend...some day.
14th Dec '16 3:25:59 AM 06tele
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** In "Steppes in the Right Direction", Cook, Bennett and Miller attempt to win Moore (who's playing a Russian) around to the British way of life by getting him to say "Mmmm" to positive British things, but it's not working.
--->'''Miller''': All right, well in that case we'll have to start with something quite innocuous, something he can't possibly take exception to, something fatuous like C.P. Snow, and then work up.[[note]]C.P. Snow was an English chemist, novelist and civil servant who gave an influential 1959 lecture called ''The Two Cultures'', in which he complained about the gulf between the sciences and the humanities, pointing out that many educated British people couldn't give an account of basic concepts such as mass or acceleration. He was severely criticised for this by the even more influential literary critic F.R, Leavis, whose response was basically that you couldn't take seriously anything Snow said, because he was such a terrible novelist. This caused a big fuss in letters pages at the time but no conclusion was arrived at, making this an early, pre-internet example of a Flame War.[[/note]]
14th Dec '16 3:14:11 AM 06tele
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* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Cook''': Who is that fellow who keeps coming in and playing "God Save the Queen"?
-->'''Miller''': I don't know, but he's not English. No Englishman would come and keep playing the National Anthem quite like that.
-->'''Bennett''': He's not English, certainly.
-->'''Cook''': You know what I think he is? I think he's a member of the Moscow State Circus.
-->'''Miller''': What makes you say that?
-->'''Cook''': I was in the washroom the other day chatting to him, he was developing some photographs or something, when I asked him what he's doing over here, and he said "I am a member of the Moscow State Circus." So I put two and two together, and the whole thing adds up.
14th Dec '16 2:51:34 AM 06tele
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* ShoutOut: Peter Cook's gardener character who remembers the day war broke out/the day they bombed Civvy Street/the day rationing was declared is this to comedian Robb Wilton, who had a famous monologue beginning "The day war broke out, my missus said to me..."
14th Dec '16 2:48:30 AM 06tele
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* TakeThat: The "Sea Slug" missile ("a ludicrously cumbersome weapon, relying as it does on a team of highly trained runners carrying it into enemy territory") is this to Britain's aborted Blue Streak ballistic missile project.
8th Dec '16 1:28:51 AM 06tele
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* {{Pastiche}}: of war movies, Shakespeare, and religious TV shows.

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* {{Pastiche}}: of Of war movies, Shakespeare, and religious TV shows.



* {{Satire}}: it was credited with starting a "satire boom".

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* {{Satire}}: it It was credited with starting a "satire boom".


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* StandardSnippet: Dudley Moore punctuates the scenes in "So That's The Way You Like It" with a brief bit of fake-Tudor music (stately piano chords and falsetto warbling).


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* TheWestCountry: The rustics Snot and Puke in "So That's The Way You Like It" have this accent.
8th Dec '16 1:15:53 AM 06tele
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* LargeHam: Everyone in "So That's The Way You Like It", a parody of a Shakespeare history play.
27th Oct '16 3:08:43 AM 06tele
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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Creator/PeterCook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Creator/DudleyMoore and Creator/AlanBennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]]'' to the Creator/MontyPython's ''[[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]]'' (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} snippet]] from a recording of the show was used on ''Sgt. Pepper''[[note]]In the title track, the audience laughter was taken from the recording of ''Beyond the Fringe'''s audience by George Martin, who produced both albums[[/note]]) and the emergence of the modern British Comedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].

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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Creator/PeterCook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Creator/DudleyMoore and Creator/AlanBennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]]'' to the Creator/MontyPython's ''[[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]]'' (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} snippet]] from a recording of the show was used on ''Sgt. Pepper''[[note]]In the title track, the Pepper''[[note]]The audience laughter and applause in "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was taken from the recording of ''Beyond the Fringe'''s audience by George Martin, who produced both albums[[/note]]) albums.[[/note]]) and the emergence of the modern British Comedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].
27th Oct '16 2:25:45 AM 06tele
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* BrickJoke: Alan Bennett's vicar chooses as the text for his sermon one of the silliest verses in the Bible, Genesis 27:11: "But my brother Esau is an hairy man, but I am a smooth man." He then rambles on without any reference to this for several minutes, until:
-->'''Alan Bennett''': And so now I draw to a close. I want you, when you go out into the world, in times of trouble and sorrow, and hopelessness and despair, amid the hurly-burly of modern life, if ever you're tempted to say "Stuff this for a lark," I want you, at such times, to cast your minds back to the words of my first text to you tonight: "But my brother Esau is an hairy man, but I am a smooth man."
27th Oct '16 2:17:15 AM 06tele
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-->'''Alan Bennett''': Life, you know, is rather like opening a tin of sardines. We are all of us looking for the key. And, I wonder, how many of you here tonight have wasted years of your lives looking behind the kitchen dressers of this life, for that key? Others think they've found the key, don't they? They roll back the lid of the sardine tin, they reveal the sardines, the riches of life, therein, and they get them out, they enjoy them. But, you know, there's always a little bit in the corner you can't get out. I wonder I wonder, is there a little bit in the corner of your life? I know there is in mine.

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-->'''Alan Bennett''': Life, you know, is rather like opening a tin of sardines. We are We're all of us looking for the key. And, I wonder, how many of you here tonight have wasted years of your lives looking behind the kitchen dressers of this life, for that key? key. I know I have. Others think they've found the key, don't they? They roll back the lid of the sardine tin, tin of life, they reveal the sardines, the riches of life, therein, and they get them out, they enjoy them. But, you know, there's know...''there's always a little bit in the corner you can't get out. I wonder out''. I wonder, is there a little bit in the corner of your life? I know there is in mine.
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