Happy Birthday Bill Shakespeare – By Doug

Being William Shakespeare's birthday, knew he had to be out there somewhere. Me and Mart tracked him down. There he was – actor mate Doug – bit of a Shakespeare nut – doing the death scene from Romeo and Juliet:

Pigeon Blog - Doug does Romeo

He did all this:

"Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!
Here's to my love!"

Threw himself onto the ground at the end and everything. Fucking hilarious. Pissed ourselves.

Apparently he'd been doing it all day.

He said the scene from "R & J was one of the bard's finest". Said he was gonna wing it to the Globe but thought "the public arena of Leicester Square was a far more appropriate stage from which to honour the greatest playright that ever lived." Yeah Doug, whatever. Sure he'd appreciate your performance just as much as he would your Julius Ceasar!

And… told you so:

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Cool. Been saying so for ages. Ever seen a pigeon sneeze? Thought not. Pass it on.

April 23, 2006. Uncategorized.


  1. mumsie replied:

    looks more like dick the turd to me.

    “But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
    Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
    I, that am rudely stamp’d, and want love’s majesty
    To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;”

    actor mate doug’s not exactly a looker, is he? more character work, perhaps?

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    mumsie: He does a bit! Dick’s a bit more streamlined though. All that racing stuff. Doug does loves a bit of character work. Too much if you ask me! Where are the words from? They rock!
    Your pal
    Bri P

  3. mumsie replied:

    you know the “now is the winter of our discontent” opener from richard 3? a few lines further on.

  4. pigeonblog replied:

    mumsie: Looks like I need to brush up on the old Shakespeare. Cheers!
    Your pal
    Bri P

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