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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 Martin, and ... See full summary »

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Paul Kafno
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Adam Long Adam Long ... Various Characters
Reed Martin Reed Martin ... Various Characters
Austin Tichenor ... Various Characters
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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 Martin, 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 Reduced Shakespeare Company: Cut the crap, Hamlet! My biological clock is ticking, and I want babies NOW!
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References Hamlet (1990) 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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Memorize it Quote it Perform it
29 October 2002 | by prayn4foodSee all my reviews

I first saw this film in my drama class a few years ago. It was cruel of the teacher to break up the showing, just a little bit each day. This is one that you can watch over and over again and still fall out of your chair laughing. Memorize it, quote it, perform it. It doesn't get any better than this.

"I am Omelette, the Cheese Danish" -Austin Tichener Compelete works of Shakespeare Abridged


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