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Shakespeare or Bust

Peter Terson’s triumvirate of northern working manchildren from The Fishing Party, Art (Brian Glover), Ern (Ray Mort) and Abe (Douglas Livingstone), return for a working class take on Three Men In a Boat in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Led by pugnacious autodidact Art, the lads set off on a barge to soak up some Shakespearean culture via the canal, and ending up in it – in all senses.

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  1. Alan Johnson

    December 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Do you know where I can purchase a copy of ‘Shakespeare or Bust’ – an episode in ‘Play for Today’ 1973?

  2. mcnewlove

    January 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Would love to know also. I have got a copy of the Fishing Party but would love to see this and “three for the fancy” the other play of the three.

  3. Colin Sidaway

    June 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I met Pete Terson on his narrow boat 1971/2 while he was on his way from Norton Canes, via Wolverhampton and Birmingham to Stratford – the play follows his own journey. Managed to see it on TV and would very much like a copy if there is one out there. The Romeo and Juliet love scene would be worth the money on its own.

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