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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2000)

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Three guys, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours. In this universally acclaimed theater experience, Adam Long (one of the troupe's founding members), Reed Marin, and ... See full summary »

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Three guys, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours. In this universally acclaimed theater experience, Adam Long (one of the troupe's founding members), Reed Marin, and Austin Tichenor manage to compress the complete works of Shakespeare into about an hour and 40 minutes of high-speed over-the-top hilarity. Knowledge about Shakespeare's works is helpful, but not at all necessary. All that is needed is time enough to watch and someone to dial 911 in case you pass out from laughing so much. Written by Mike Gulick <dagger@shelltown.net>

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The music played by Adam Long as he plays the guitar during the epilogue of the Romeo and Juliet sketch is the main theme from Romeo and Juliet (1968), directed by Franco Zeffirelli. See more »

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[about "Hamlet"]
Adam Long: It's a Mel Gibson movie!
Austin Tichenor: Yeah, but it's based on the play.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Mah Nà Mah Nà
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Written by Piero Umiliani
Performed by Austin Tichenor
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Hilarious!
7 February 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This filming of a 3 person stage act is hilarious even if you know little about some of Shakespeare's plays. The plays you are most likely to know are emphasized - Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet - with sly contemporary asides to the audience mingled amongst the sometimes don't-blink-or-you-will-miss-it performances of all of Shakespeare's plays. The entire production is laugh out loud entertainment. Adam Long, who acts like the dumbest member of the trio, is the genius behind this production. He has other works like the Complete History of America and The Bible Abridged, but, as far as I know, none have been performed for video. This is the one chance to see his comic brilliance on tape.


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