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The play is my master, and I am its whore (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Ach, the play is my master, and I am its whore!"

Trina, as usual, overplays herself when pulling herself back to her job of directing the high school production of Hamlet. If you search the internet, you will find that this quote is ascribed in various places to one Charles Jeffries. Who is Charles Jeffries? Who indeed. In theatre-land, the name comes up as one of the adaptors of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Certainly, the wording is somewhat indicative of a modern take on the language of Gay's eighteenth century masterpiece. It's not much in the way of verification, but damn it, it sure as hell sounds like a quote, doesn't it? Doesn't it?

2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend"

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