Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie “Editing Hamlet”

I’m always surprised that Shakespeare is considered so serious and dull. His comedies are some of most bawdy and farcical works ever written, full of innuendo, gender flips and insults. The tragedies are moving; full of missed opportunities, miscommunication and the misinterpretations that lead inevitably to a tragic end. The histories are most somber, but it is here where the language has its greatest chance to shine.

 

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“Of course, he may simply have had a good editor. I fell in love with this sketch years ago, with Rowan Atkinson as the editor and Hugh Laurie as Shakespeare.  Sorry about the fuzziness of the video,
Enjoy.
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