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August 12, 2006

Star Wars Complete — in 20 Minutes

It's just been green lighted by none other than George Lucas.

Tell you what: they're gonna be moving at warp speed to get it all in.

Lucas has given permission to the Reduced Shakespeare Company — which raced through the "Complete Works of Shakespeare" in 97 minutes — to condense his 13-hour-long epic into a 20-minute show, to be performed next Thursday, August 17, at the Criterion Theater in London.

Can't make it?

No problema.

The performance, entitled "Star Wars — Shortened," written, directed and performed by Adam Long with two other actors, will be filmed for Sky Movies.

Watch for it, coming soon to a DVD near you.

[via Lawrence Van Gelder's "Arts, Briefly" feature in yesterday's the New York Times]

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The one minute version is already up - www.skymovies.com/starwars

Posted by: dave | Aug 21, 2006 6:34:27 AM

Sky have just announced that they will be putting the filmed version of it on their site from next week - skymovies.com/starwars... yeah, baby!

Posted by: Boba | Aug 16, 2006 12:22:28 PM

The Reduced Shakespeare Company does a really great show with the Bard. I saw them in '89 and '90 at the Sadler's Wells playhouse in London. A very talented group. Very Funny.

Posted by: Jonathan | Aug 12, 2006 11:26:31 PM

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