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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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[the confrontation between Romeo and Tybalt]
Tybalt Capulet: Romeo! The love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain! Therefore turn and draw!
Romeo Montague: But Tybalt, I have not harmed thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise!
Tybalt Capulet: Oh, wretched boy, I am for you! OH, I AM SLAIN!
[Tybalt takes a bow and storms offstage. Confused, Romeo and the Narrator ramble through the text to figure out where they are]
the Narrator: ...Moving right along...
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The William Tell Overture
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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Shakespeare Would Definitely Approve...
13 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this filmed version in my freshman year in high school when I was just starting to appreciate the works of Shakespeare, and this has just made me fall in love with the Bard more. Ever since I first saw this, I've seen it hundreds of times and even read the script, only to find myself still laughing. Watching Austin, Adam, and Reed is like spending 90 minutes with three best friends who only want to entertain you. Seeing it live was indeed a highlight and I don't think I'll ever stop listening to the Othello rap. The comedic timing is hilarious and their talent at improvisation is priceless. Reduced Shakespeare Company, you've made my life so much more complete. :)


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