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By Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders' comedian creations have introduced pleasure to hundreds of thousands. From sketch to comedian aid, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are loved ones names. yet it's Jennifer herself who has a spot in all our hearts. this is often her humorous, relocating and admittedly bonkers memoir, packed with laughter, buddies and low heartache - yet by no means distress.

Bonkersis choked with riotous adventures: by chance enrolling on a instructor education direction with a tender sunrise French, bluffing her approach to each one BBC sequence, capturing Lulu, buying and selling wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, traveling India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's melanoma, too, while she turns into 'Brave Jen'. yet her greatest conflict is with the bane of her lifestyles: the legislation of Procrastination. As she admits, 'There hasn't ever been a Plan. every little thing has been really random, occurred accidentally or simply fallen into position. I'm off now, to perform a little sweeping...'

Prepare to snicker, whoop, and pass BONKERS.

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Hamlet. Ophelia. Hamlet. Ophelia). Lady, shall I lie in your lap? No, my lord. I mean my head upon your lap. Ay, my lord. 84 I think nothing, my lord. That’s a fair thought to lie between maids’ legs. 107–13) When Ophelia tries to deflect him with her ‘You are merry, my lord’, he acknowledges the clown as his model: ‘Oh God, your only jig-maker! 119–20).  56). Sexual intercourse (the doing, and the talking about doing) and sexual misdemeanour were the driving forces for much of the plot, word-play and interaction of characters in jigs.

He attacks popular taste(lessness), but he is well aware that the play about to be unfolded to the audience at the Hope is rich in the kind of theatrical gimmicks that he purports to despise. Bartholomew Fair brilliantly evokes the ethos of the jigs that its author claims to disdain. As so often with Jonson, the intelligence that seeks to discredit histrionic indulgence is undermined by his own histrionic sensibility. Comparably concerned to assert his literary dignity, Philip Massinger (1583–1640) is more consistent than Jonson.

Indd 26 09/12/2013 12:53:07 A history of the dramatic jig 27 embroilments not of kings, princes and statesmen but of the common man, caricaturing state quarrels as domestic brawls between artisans. Jigs performed after a comedy must have jolted audiences in a different, though comparable, way. 75 For some members of the audience, and not only the much maligned groundlings, the transition was from fantasy to real life.  .  . 77 There may well have been a necessary pause to allow fastidious theatregoers to signal their disdain for jigs by leaving and new arrivals—those who preferred jigs to plays—to take their places.

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