Saturday, September 25, 2010

MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Malvolio, the Puritan of Twelfth Night is gulled by the clowns into wearing yellow stockings that are cross-gartered. They also fool him into constantly smiling while in Olivia's presence.

In Twelfth Night: The Shakespeare Club, the student playing Malvolio is similarly gulled by her classmates. Only instead of cross-gartered stockings, they convince her to wear yellow Hammer pants and dance for them.

This song came out in 1990--two years after our play takes place, but it is an example of the type of dancing he did and the infamous Hammer pants.

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