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Words, words, words... well said Hamlet! A little blog to go off on tangents within the worlds of history and literature that interest me. From the Tudors to Tom Hardy's Tess, or from the Wars of the Roses to Wuthering Heights, feel free to browse through my musings to pick up extra ideas and points for discussion!
by Geoffrey Sheehy
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I wonder if you could clarify something for me in the Butterworth play ‘Jerusalem’. I am a little confused as to who Mary really is. Early in the play she chases ferrets and is presumed to be a dog. Later it seems Mary was the Professor’s wife. Is she his dog or is she his wife??
If I say both is that far too confusing? Tbh I don’t know- clearly the prof has dementia, but also a clarity- a sort of pure fool in the Russian sense – perhaps there was a dog and perhaps not… I wish I could be more help- what he does, apart from establishing the purity of the St George idea at the end of act 2 is allow Rooster to show genuine humanity towards him at the end of the play – a side of Johnny we have simply never seen. He is so gentle with him. He is a damaged human being, Luke many in the play, but one whom Johnny seems to respect.
Sorry not to be more help.
Thank you so much! You mention in your writings on the play that it is possible to view it at the V&A. How would one do that?
If you contact the education department at the V&A they will tell you. They have a huge archive of filmed performances and run screenings on request/ on certain days. We take the L6th each year.
Again, man you thanks!
Should read-“Again, many thanks!”
Good day to you!
Lovely blog. I was wondering if I could use your timeline here https://jwpblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/seb-dystopian-literature-timeline.pdf on my blog? Also, did you make it yourself or did you find it somewhere?
Thank you for your time.
You can use anything- I make my own resources unless credited otherwise… so yes: dig in and please give me the credit!
Thank you very much. I’m going to bookmark your website 🙂