History Theatre / TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged

31st Jan '18 1:13:56 PM momur
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** A more straight example is displayed in the Othello rap. While it's certainly ''clever'', it gets quite a few details about the play bizarrely wrong, such as stating that Iago's hatred of Othello was down to him (Iago) being in love with Desdemona (while Iago gives several excuses for his behaviour, that is never one of them...).
16th Jan '18 2:06:20 AM Cryoclaste
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** In their [[http://vimeo.com/28343530 30th Anniversary Retrospective]], however, they admit that they weren't the first to come up with the idea of shortening things for humorous effect. Specifically (ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, anyone?), in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" the performance of ''Pyramis and Thisbe'' by Bottom and his friends.

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** In their [[http://vimeo.com/28343530 30th Anniversary Retrospective]], however, they admit that they weren't the first to come up with the idea of shortening things for humorous effect. Specifically (ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, (JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, anyone?), in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" the performance of ''Pyramis and Thisbe'' by Bottom and his friends.
6th Jan '18 10:31:12 PM mcgrew
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* {{Troperiffic}}: As an UrExample of TheAbridgedSeries, the play uses just about every [[AbridgedSeriesTropes Abridged Series Trope]] despite [[OlderThanTheyThink predating the genre by 19 years]].
24th Sep '17 10:22:47 AM MisterDrBob2
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: During ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', Romeo notes that death has not decreased Juliet's beauty.
-->'''Romeo:''' Why are thou yet so fair?\\
'''Juliet:''' I dunno!
27th Aug '17 4:20:15 PM NateTheGreat
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You can find (and watch) a professionally filmed version of the play [[https://youtu.be/yqmfrqAVeK0 HERE]].
20th Aug '17 10:31:26 AM Augusto
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You can find (and watch) a professionally filmed version of the play [[https://youtu.be/yqmfrqAVeK0 HERE]].
15th Jul '17 1:14:21 PM nombretomado
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* HistoricalHilarity: "'Shakespeare invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939, thus precipitating WorldWarII.' I never knew that!"

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* HistoricalHilarity: "'Shakespeare invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939, thus precipitating WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.' I never knew that!"
26th May '17 8:14:03 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* ThrowItIn: Both subverted and played straight. The show's conceit is that these guys are making it up as they go, and much of the "spontaneity" is actually scripted. Then again, improvisation is encouraged, and there ''is'' a ''lot'' that can go wrong, so no two performances are ever quite the same.
** Austin discourages it though when Adam and Reed try to bring a toy Godzilla into his segment about Troilus and Cressida.
26th May '17 8:13:35 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* TheDanza: Actors will generally just use their own names for the show, as the original run did.
4th May '17 12:44:36 PM Kafkesque
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* [[OffscreenCrash Offstage Crash]]: Reed gets into one while skipping offstage as Romeo in the video.
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