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Reduced Shakespeare: 'King Lear' in 34 Seconds

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Reduced Shakespeare: 'King Lear' in 34 Seconds

Reduced Shakespeare: 'King Lear' in 34 Seconds

Reduced Shakespeare: 'King Lear' in 34 Seconds

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On the 250th anniversary of the first performance of King Lear in America, The Reduced Shakespeare Company performs the play in 34 seconds. That's 34 seconds, plus the five minutes of tape they collected when they traveled in their time machines back to the year 1754.