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What's it called? The complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [videorecording] / written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield ; adapted for television by Adam Long ; produced and directed by Paul Kafno ; a Canada UK co-production in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; PTV Productions West, HD Thames Ltd., Complete Television Company.
Who published it? Silver Spring, Md. : Acorn Media, c2003.
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What's it like? 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Special stuff to know! DVD; stereo.
Helpful notes! Closed-captioned.
Performers! The Reduced Shakespeare Company: Adam Long, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor.
Helpful notes! Videodisc release of the 2000 television program originally broadcast on PBS.
What's it about? This three-man troupe perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes.
Life is short. The complete works of Shakespeare are long. To the rescue, the three-man comedy troupe known for fast, funny, physical condensations of real serious stuff. They wrap up the bard's outsized oeuvre in 90 roller-coaster, rib-tickling minutes. After warming up with a nothing-is-sacred send-up of Romeo and Juliet, they're off, dispensing with the comedies in one fell swoop (because the tragedies are funnier). You decide after you see Othello as a rap song, Titus Andronicus as a cooking program, and the show's unforgettable finale--Hamlet--told with the help of audience members and lascivious sock puppets.
Helpful notes! Includes: Optional commentaries by the stars and the director, and footage of an early Reduced Shakespeare Company performance; contains material not seen on the PBS broadcast.
Helpful subjects! Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Humorous plays.
It's a special thing! Comedy television programs.
Live television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television programs -- Canada.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Long, Adam.
Singer, Daniel.
Kafno, Paul.
Martin, Reed.
Tichenor, Austin.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
PTV Productions.
HD Thames (Firm)
Complete Television Company.
Reduced Shakespeare Company.
Other titles to try! Complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (Television program)
Special numbers! 9781569386248
Special numbers! AMP-6242 Acorn Media
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