Saturday, November 1, 2008

Julius Caesar on an Aldis Lamp.

Julius Caesar on an Aldis Lamp.” “The Spanish Inquisition.” By Monty Python et al. Perf. Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Eric Idle. Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Episode 15. BBC. 22 September 1970. DVD. New Video, 1999.
I don't teach Julius Caesar too often, so I don't often get a chance to show this: my favorite Shakespeare á la Monty Python. The sketch is so marvelous that it didn't need that introduction, and it doesn't need this sentence, either (though you may wish to find out what an Aldis Lamp is before or after viewing it).

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