Sunday 23 July 2017

Sunday Snap – The Stratford Lamp Post

We were on the trail of a literary sister for last week's Sunday Snap. I asked which famous female novelist the grave belonged to and the answer is

Anne Brontë

Writing up the right answer were Susan, Cheryl, Kara and Soma.

This week we are back to one of my favourite towns and we continue the literary theme. This lamp post is in Stratford-upon-Avon and there is a Shakespeare connection to it. Along the roads around the Royal Shakespeare Company are a number of lamp posts which have been donated by councils and organisations around the UK and further afield. I don't know how the local council managed to persuade other councils to fund their lamp posts but they did! On most them there is frame attached to the post with the name of the benefactor but this stands out. It was commissioned by the State of Israel through the Jordan. P and Irene Callig Synder Foundation. It has three characters on it from three different works but no explanation as why they have been put together!

On top is the Owl from Edward Lear's nonsense poem. There is the Jewish fiddler Tevye, as played by Topol in the film version of this musical. The last figure is Shakespeare's creation of the unfortunate Bottom who went from weaver to having an ass' head. This week's question is

Can you name any of the poems, musicals or plays that these characters appeared in?

We were joined last week by Susan and a trip to Tattersall Lakes. Cheryl left us wondering whether is was a dog or baby. Kara has been in Top Gear with a meeting with The Stig and a fast driving experience. Finally, there has been a musical theme to Soma's recent quilt creations.

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  1. I'm completely guessing as I've no idea. I'm saying the owl from owl and the pussy cat? X

  2. Bottom is from A Midsummer Night's Dream, if I remember correctly

  3. Tevye is from Fiddler on the Roof.

  4. Bottom is Mid summer nights dream i think, not sure about the others

  5. Bottom from Midsummer Night's Dream and Tevye from Fiddler On The Roof, I think. Love your posts :)



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