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Shakespeare Succombs to Product Placement

Synopsis
Sketch comedy web series. William Shakespeare (a starving artist before his big career takes off) finds himself writing entertainment business schlock just to keep himself afloat and his nagging wife happy. His spec scripts are rejected by his literary agents and he is advised to write copy for Kelloggs. Back at home Shakespeare starts to write for commercials - the tomb scene from Romeo and Juliet for StateBard Life Insurance, Othello and Iago play a board game with black and white chips ("Othello, the classic game of black v white") and ads for Starpucks Coffeee.
Series
Happy Hour Sketch Comedy
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2013
Transmission details
11 Sep 2013
Duration
9 mins

Credits

Director
Dustin Murphy
Producer
Brandon R. Miller
Cinematographer
Brandon R. Miller
Writer
Dustin Murphy
Cast
Brandon R. MillerBrutus
Brandon R. MillerIago
Jamil HarveyOthello
Samantha LuisPortia
Spencer CasslingPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Steve CasslingWilliam Shakespeare
Steve GaghagenTitus Andronicus

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Keywords
advertising; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Hosted on YouTube (accessed 5/2014).
History
Season 3, episode 5.

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