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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:25 am 
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Anyone seen John Cleese in WS's play "The Taming of the Shrew"? it was produced by BBC in 1978 or 1979. I'm collecting all Shakespeare's works and I was pretty surprised to see John playing in one of them! but his acting was brilliant! if you have any comments on this topic, please, let me know :D

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I've never seen that play with John Cleese.
I've seen with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton...
Which character was John Cleese? Where was it?
oooh I wanna hear all of about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P :lol: :wink:
It's my favourite play.... after MP (of course)


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nice hat, mr. cleese

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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, by Monty Shakespeare and William Python

D r a m a t i s P e r s o n a e
JULIUS CAESAR
BRUTUS, conspirator againt Julius Caesar
CASSIUS, conspirator againt Julius Caesar
MARC ANTHONY, triumvir after the death of Julius Caesar

Senators, Citizens, Guards &c.



ACT I
Enter BRUTUS and CASSIUS
Brutus: Who is that then?
Cassius: It must be a dictator.
Brutus: Why?
Cassius: He has got leaves all over his head.
Brutus: I didn't know we had a dictator, I thought we were a republic...
Cassius: You are fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship,
a self-perpetuating tyranny, in which the senate... Brutus: Oh here you go, bringing the senate in it again...



Cassius: How did you become dictator for life anyway?
Caesar: The Senate of Rome, in all it's majesty and splendour, held aloft for me a laureate, thereby signifying by divine providence, that I, Julius Caesar, conqueror of Gaul, defeater of Pompey, descendant of Venus, was to rule Rome. THAT is why I am dictator for life.
Cassius: Listen, flowery favours from a few fat old men are no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not some farcical oligarchic ceremony!
Caesar: Be quiet!
Cassius: You can't expect to rule in perpetual dictatorship just because a few old fools threw a wreath at you!
Caesar: Shut up!
Cassius: If I went round saying I was king, just because a couple of grandfathers gave me a bunch of flowers, they'd put me away!
Caesar: Bloody Roman!



"Dear Brutus. To whomever finds this note. I am being held prisoner by Caesar, who wishes to be tyrant against the will of the people. Please help."



Crowd: We found a tyrant!
Brutus: Bring him forward! There are ways of telling wether he is a tyrant. Tell me, what do we do with tyrants?
Crowd: Stab them!
Brutus: and what do we stab, apart from tyrants?



Cassius: Perpetual dictator! Is there anywhere in the senate where we could find a shrubbery?
Caesar: No, never!
Cassius: If you do not vote us a shrubbery, my friend and I will say ... ni!
Caesar: Do your worst!
Cassius: Ni!
Brutus: Nu!
Cassius: No, it's "ni".
Brutus: N...i!
Caesar: You too, Brutus?
Cassius: That's it! Ni!
Brutus: Ni!
Enter MARC ANTHONY
Marc Anthony: Are you saying "ni" to that perpetual dictator?
Brutus: Erm... yes.
Marc Anthony: Oh, these are sad times, when passing senators can say "Ni" at will to perpetual dictators!



Marc Anthony: Was Caesar ambitious?
Man: Why, he turned me into a newt!
Marc Anthony: A newt??
Man: I got better...
Marc Anthony: On the feast of the lupercal I thrice presented him a nice shrubbery, which he did thrice refuse! Was this ambition?

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Be ot or bot ne ot, tath si the nestquie.

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very nicely done...

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Dennis wrote:
very nicely done...


I forgot to say that too, yeah, it was hilarious Spiny!

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I saw this in a movie some time ago... there is the bit where Marc Anthony speaks to the crowd, it's the bit where he says "Friend, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...". The crowd really looks like they are about to bring forth a witch...

Shakespeare would have liked monty python (safe to say, he can't argue).

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i like these two atkinson ones

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Gambolputty wrote:
i like these two atkinson ones


Yes, that one with Hugh Laurie is great. Feels like Blackadder and I think they also call it by that on youtube.

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yes, they did it for a benefit show

here's another 'blackadder meets shaky'

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