Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Happy Shelagh Delaney Day
Today is the first ever Shelagh Delaney Day,
That BBC report reveals that Morrisey's lyrics owe more to her play A Taste of Honey than I had realised.
The lines "I dreamt about you last night/and I fell out of bed twice" in Reel Around the Fountain come from it, but the report lists several other borrowings.
I posted a terrific profile of the writer from 1960 - Shelagh Delaney's Salford - back in July, so here is a clip from the film of A Taste of Honey with Dora Bryan, Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin.