If you're looking for a quick and hilarious overview of Shakespeare's writings, I would suggest that you check out the DVD, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), by The Reduced Shakespeare Company. Three men present all 37 plays, plus a very brief overview of the sonnets, in an acrobatic, slapstick comedic format. From a rap version of Othello, to Titus Andronicus presented as a cooking show, the unorthodox presentations are remarkably true to the stories. This show can even be enjoyed by persons who have never read or seen a Shakespearean play. Some parts may not be appropriate for young viewers. Parents should preview the DVD.