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Pyramus and Thisbe
« on: June 28, 2004, 03:59:36 AM »

Has anyone seen the Midsummer Night's Dream sketch they do where John and Paul play the lovers Pyramus and Thisbe? Ringo is the lion and George is the Moon. Ahhh! I can't believe I didn't even know this existed untill I bought the Fun With the Fab Four DVD recently. This is the cutest thing I've EVER seen! John in a blonde wig and dress is my favorite, but Paul looks extremely adorable in his costume. If I would have seen this as a kid I would have had a heart attack. For sure. Why didn't they include this on the Anthology DVD??? It's just too cute.
Paul as Pyramus. I don't know if the image will work, but I'll try!
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004, 05:08:44 AM »

Yeah, it's a good bit, John and Paul especially (what can George do? He's just a wall).
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 01:14:22 PM »

I've never seen that DVD or even the clip - although I seen loads of pics from it (not much consolation though!)

I did a write-up here on the forum about that mini-play - but I can't find it!!! Basically it's taken from "Around The Beatles" from 1964. Here's what I wrote on another thread about the tracks they performed (still can't find my Shakesperian write-up though!!!). My reply was to a query about a performance of Roll Over Beethoven on the Anthology DVD.


"It's from a show called Around The Beatles - so called because the Beatles are performing with the audience (of screaming girls!) all around them (from the Shakespearian term 'in the round'). The show, filmed at Wembley Studios London, was broadcast on 28th April 1964. The show gives the impression that they are performing live - they are not! They actually recorded their songs on 19th April at IBC studios, Portland Place, London, and mimed to them on the show!

The set list of the show is as follows:

Twist And Shout
Roll Over Beethoven
I Wanna Be Your Man
Long Tall Sally
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Love Me Do/Please Please Me/From Me To You/She Loves You/I Want To Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me Love
Shout

The interesting thing about THIS set is the fact that Shout (an Isley Brothers hit from 1959) is performed! Actually it's more like Shout part 2, which was the b-side of Shout - the bit where it goes "a little bit louder now...". This is the only recorded version available of this track.

Four of the tracks (without screams!) appear on the Anthology One CD - I Wanna Be Your Man, Long Tall Sally, Boys and an edited version of Shout. The good news is there is (or was!) a video available of this performance! It's called The Beatles Live Ready Steady Go Special Edition. It was released in 1985 by DCI (Dave Clark International) & Picture Music."

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004, 01:34:20 PM »

does that mean the show is available in DVD?
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2004, 08:47:14 PM »

I would love to see that entire show. It seems like only parts of it are available on different DVD's. I recommend getting a hold of the Pyramus and Thisbe sketch. It's hysterical.
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004, 12:07:47 AM »

[quote by=Bruno link=Blah.pl?b=films,m=1088395176,s=3 date=1088429660]does that mean the show is available in DVD?[/quote]

It is available on DVD. I have it, but I cant remember if its on the "Fun With The Fab Four" or "Unauthorized" Beatles DVD at the moment. Its on one of them though and it shows the skit in its entirety.

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2004, 12:13:29 AM »

It's on Fun With the Fab Four. That's the one I have. I love all of the interviews on it too!
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2004, 12:15:09 AM »

The video I mentioned only features their performances on the show - no skits!

I assume "Fun With The Beatles" is a bootleg (?) I'll have to keep an eye out for it... hopefully get in Liverpool in August!

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004, 12:38:08 AM »

[quote by=The_End link=Blah.pl?b=films,m=1088395176,s=7 date=1088468109]The video I mentioned only features their performances on the show - no skits!

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You'll have to excuse my lingo TE. The DVD (FWTFF) has the entire play on it. Theres no extra skits shown or anything else.

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2004, 01:48:29 AM »

I never heard of that dvd and it looks interesting judging by the reviews of the customers
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2004, 11:10:52 PM »

yes i have the fun one but am trying to download the whole around the beatles show.the wall was morcombe i think or his partner,wise or those are two other guys.i think its a christmas show.the around the beatles starts when a flag with around the beatles is raised then ringo fires a cannon and acts he hits something and sneaks out a nearby exit.thats all i got so far tho,someone in germany who visits winmx has the whole show.

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2004, 12:00:56 AM »

The "Shakesperian" scenes are not from one of their Christmas stage shows  - they were part of an opening sketch for a TV special, Around The Beatles, broadcast in April 1964. The wall was neither Eric Morecambe or Ernie Wise - in fact I don't recognise this actor at all, but it's definitely not Eric or Ernie. :)

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2004, 12:01:39 AM »

Did you know, Paul McCartney named his cat 'Thisbe'!

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2004, 12:40:36 AM »

Thisbe my dear though I spend my days in conversation Please Remember me...

Just doesnt sound the same.

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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2004, 07:14:24 PM »

I've seen this....easily the highpoint of a rather boring dvd.
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2004, 07:18:24 PM »

I like the part of the sketch where some guy in the audience keeps yelling stuff at them and they are yelling back.  The rest of the audience keeps shshing this guy.  It's funny!
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2004, 11:21:33 PM »

It's all the guys yelling at the boys! Jealous! I like that the girls keep telling them to shut up and one even pulls a guys hair to get him to stop!
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2004, 11:25:26 PM »

Too funny!!  I can only imagine how jealous all the guys were back then!!!!
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Re: Pyramus and Thisbe
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2004, 08:17:00 PM »

Actually Paul had two cats...he named the first one Thisbe and the other one Pyramus.
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