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Adventures of Shake and Bake, The

Alternative title
Pre-Teen World Telethon
Synopsis
Sketch from the Canadian comedy series SCTV that parodies the theory that Sir Francis Bacon actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays. It stars Dave Thomas as Shakespeare and Rick Moranis as Bacon in four vignettes: 1. Backstage at the Globe Theatre; 2. At a brothel; 3. At a pub; 4. Aboard the Golden Hind.
Series
Sctv
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Television
Transmission details
23 Apr 1983 (Channel: CBC)
Duration
7 mins

Credits

Director
Jim Drake
Cast
Andrea Martin 
Catherine O’Hara 
Dave ThomasWilliam Shakespeare (Shake)
Eugene LevyRosencrantz
John CandyGuildenstern
Rick MoranisSir Francis Bacon (Bake)

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
English language and literature; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare Authorship Question
Related items
Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew

Notes

Notes
The sketch is available in its original broadcast version on YouTube, recorded off-air. The commercial DVD release substitutes the music from the sketch, originally taken from Max Steiner’s score from THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN (1949) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s music from THE SEA HAWK (1940).
General
The overall episode title is ‘Pre-Teen World Telethon’
History
Season 4, Episode 20 (The title of the series was amended to: SCTV Network).

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/NiZiMMVH9f0
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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