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Shakespeare 

"Shakespeare" is an episode of The Cosby Show starring Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Theo & Walter are studying Shakespeare for school but are not enthused. Cliff decides to have barbecue for dinner and invites family and friends. When Russell hears about the Shakespeare situation, he and his friend read part a play.

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... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
... Clair Huxtable
... Theo Huxtable
... Vanessa Huxtable
... Rudy Huxtable
... Denise Huxtable
... Russell Huxtable
... Dr. Barnabus Foster
... Walter 'Cockroach' Bradley (as Carl Payne)
... Jonathan Lawrence
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Theo & Walter are studying Shakespeare for school but are not enthused. Cliff decides to have barbecue for dinner and invites family and friends. When Russell hears about the Shakespeare situation, he and his friend read part a play.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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While Prof. Lawrence is reading Rudy's story, he reads that the story's characters want to go to Canada. Christopher Plummer himself is from Canada. See more »

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Julius Caesar Rap
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Written by Matt Robinson
Performed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Carl Anthony Payne II
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Shakespere is not all about Iambic Pentameter
18 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Cliff wants a BBQ at dinner. His father, Cockroach, and 2 professors join them. Professor Lawrence (Christopher Plummer) reads a play, written by Rudy. Dr. Foster (Roscoe Lee Browne), Russell, and Dr. Lawrence all demonstrate their Shakespeare experience reciting passages to Theo, and Cockroach, as they are not into Shakespeare; but, must read it as it is their homework.


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