Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Complete Works of Shakespeare - Quick and hilarious!

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.

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