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 Post subject: The Bomb-itty of Errors
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 2:12 am 
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The Bomb-itty of Errors
By Neil Dowden for The Stage


This hip hop version of The Comedy of Errors should have Shakespeare breakdancing in his grave.

Devised in 1998 by students from New York University, the show's witty rhyming and dynamic

movement is irresistible to anyone with a sense of fun or rhythm. Its high-energy street cred is

a world away from the gentle melodies of The Boys From Syracuse, with the rapport between

performers and audience suggesting more the atmosphere of a club than a theatre.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2003 4:52 am 
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Shakespeare goes hip-hop


One of the characters is based on Eminem
Another modernised version of a William Shakespeare has reached the West End stage - this time a hip-hop update of The Comedy Of Errors.
The show, called The Bomb-itty of Errors, features four actors rapping the lines of the original, together with human beatboxes and live DJing.

As in the original, the plot is based on two pairs of twins, separated at birth, turning up in the same place twenty years on.

"It started out as a thesis project," actor Chris Edwards told BBC World Service's The Ticket programme.

"It was the experimental wing in NYU [New York University].

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