A play: Queen Elizabeth & Shakespeare & fart jokes. Ring any bells?
February 26, 2013 7:10 PM   Subscribe

My friend's mom is trying to find a play that might be called "1601." Probably has as characters: Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh, Shakespeare. She read it in the late 1960's, and it was full of many fart jokes, sexual allusions, etc. Was supposed to be set in Queen Elizabeth's drawing room... We're having no luck, turning to the hive mind.....
posted by kestralwing to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Probably 1601 by Mark Twain.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 7:22 PM on February 26, 2013 [3 favorites]

Waiting for confirmation from the mom in question, but this has to be it. She was thinking it was some avant garde piece from the '60's. Ha. I've sent her links to the wiki article and to the complete free text online.

Merci, Monsieur!
posted by kestralwing at 8:19 PM on February 26, 2013

There is a Smithsonian Folkways reissue of a record by Sir Richard Dyer-Bennet... here- I have the original LP, and it will have you rolling on the floor with laughter ... lessee, I think y'awl today refer to that as, uh, ROFL? (Lawn. Off. Now!)
posted by drhydro at 8:26 PM on February 26, 2013

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