Monday, April 23, 2007

Perchance you wonder at this show

Beatles dorks like myself have probably seen evidence of the Fabs' mid-60s televised performance of the Rude Mechanicals' "Pyramus and Thisbe" play from the final act of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Now, thanks to the magic of YouTube, we can actually see it. The Beatles and Shakespeare: two great tastes that taste great together! And methinks their interpretation is actually rather keen, if totally wasted on the crowd present. (I think George is especially strong as Moonshine... but I've always been a George girl.) So this clip is a treasure, provided your tolerance for piercing adolescent shrieking is high. (Thanks to Betz for the tip!)

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