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.

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