Life is short. The complete works of Shakespeare are long. To the rescue: "The Reduced Shakespeare Company", the three-man comedy troupe known for fast, funny, physical condensations of real serious stuff. They wrap up the Bard's outsized oeuvre in 90 roller-coaster, rib-tickling minutes. After warming up with a nothing-is-sacred send-up of "Romeo and Juliet", they're off, dispensing with the comedies in one fell swoop (because the tragedies are funnier). You decide after you see "Othello" as a rap song, "Titus Andronicus" as a cooking program, and the show's unforgettable finale - "Hamlet" - told with the help of audience members and lascivious sock puppets. Contains material not seen on the PBS broadcast.
"Trade Secrets": Two Commentaries Featuring the Stars and the Director, "Humble Beginnings": Rare Footage of an Early RSC Performance, "Who Are These Clowns?": Cast Bios, "Pop Quiz: Interactive Trivia", "Say Again?": English Subtitles.
Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned); Warning: High-speed Hilarity. Not For People With Weak Hearts or English Degrees.
|Studio Name:||Millennium Media|
|DVD Release Date:||07/08/2003|
|Run Time (in minutes):||90 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Stereo|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.4|
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