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Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Alternative title
Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Synopsis
A special video performance of the theatrical hit that playfully spoofs Shakespeare. The three actors of the Reduced Shakespeare Company draw on their classical (and clown school) training to squeeze all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays and the sonnets into 90 minutes. They dispense with the comedies in one fell swoop (because the tragedies are funnier), treat Othello as a rap song, Titus Andronicus as a cooking show, and the histories as a football game. Recorded for showing on PBS but this version includes some sections that were not broadcast.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2002
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Paul Kafno
Producer
Paul Kafno

Additional Details

Theatre company
Reduced Shakespeare Company
Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rap music; Complete Works

Production Company

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
customerservices@acorndvd.com
Web
http://www.acorndvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
020 7627 250
Address
55 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5SQ
Notes
Founded in 1997, Acorn specialises in distributing archival television programmes, predominantly licensed from the BBC and ITV. Sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, in Region 2 PAL format, direct and via retail outlets.
Name

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Email
info@reducedshakespeare.com
Web
http://reducedshakespeare.com/ External site opens in new window

Sponsor

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

Video Collection International Ltd

Web
http://www.vci.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
2 Entertain Ltd
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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