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OH MY GOD.some time, somewhere, i m totally staging a production of this. I m on my second Caucasian of the afternoon Jackie, so forgive the coherence of this review.First off, this is a brilliant work of literature.Second That s not the issue, man This is an extremely clever interpretation of the film in question, and Adam Bertocci did an amazing job of Bardolating it If you re asking, What film , hie thee to thinePrime, man Even though I only dabbled in Shakespeare in college just one class, man , I was so thoroughly and completely amused by this te I m on my second Caucasian of the afternoon Jackie, so forgive the coherence of this review.First off, this is a brilliant work of literature.Second That s not the issue, man This is an extremely clever interpretation of the film in question, and Adam Bertocci did an amazing job of Bardolating it If you re asking, What film , hie thee to thinePrime, man Even though I only dabbled in Shakespeare in college just one class, man , I was so thoroughly and completely amused by this telling of the tale that my Special Lady Friend asked me to stop reading it in the late hours of a work nightLots of in jokes, lots of punsjust brilliant, and when you go back to your college reunion Bertocci, you should consider yourself an Achiever Because this Bardolating of what can arguably be considered a Shakespearean tale, is truly a work of art even though there are a couple of scenes that are missing, that I would ve liked to have read 5 Stars It really tied this year s stack of books together I am a fan of the Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski Nothing Earth shattering there I think most anyone who s seen it would say that It s light, it s easy going, it s irreverent yet witty with a twisted sense of bawdy vulgarity and a dark, somewhat disturbing sense of humor In essence, it s perfect And so when I discovered that Adam Bertocci had written a Shakespearean version of the screenplay, I went promptly to , purchased and downloaded it to my Paperwhite I was not disappoint I am a fan of the Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski Nothing Earth shattering there I think most anyone who s seen it would say that It s light, it s easy going, it s irreverent yet witty with a twisted sense of bawdy vulgarity and a dark, somewhat disturbing sense of humor In essence, it s perfect And so when I discovered that Adam Bertocci had written a Shakespearean version of the screenplay, I went promptly to , purchased and downloaded it to my Paperwhite I was not disappointed Two Gentlemen of Lebowski styles itself under the pretense that The Bard wrote it as a tragic romance back in the 16th century and the Coen Brothers found it and updated it and adapted it to the big screen As such, it s entertaining to see just what Bertocci did to de modernize this tale Gone are the automobiles and.45 caliber Government 1911 s what you have in Two Gentlemen of Lebowski is the story, the characters and the dialog nothingWhat I discovered is you don t need anythingThe drama and the humor of The Big Lebowski is both timeless and delightfully entertaining.One of the most delicious elements of this short novel is the subtle alterations made to conform to Shakespearean language The Dude has become the Knave, Walther of the Viet Nam War has become Sir Walther of the Orient Wars and so on and so forth I loved turning each page to find out how Bertocci would handle each ensuing scene I was not let down The exchanges between characters were a treat, the monologues were entertaining and the homage to the film s quirky sense of humor was spot on perfect.I will admit that after the first few acts, the novelty does wear itself out a little and it begins to get a wee bit tedious and a tiny bit tired But the story itself is what delivers this novel from becoming a mere long winded gimmick Time and time again I was delighted by the handling of new scenes and plot elements Just when I thought I d discovered all the author had to offer I was struck by a new perfectly twisted piece of dialog that reinvigorated my enthusiasm for this work It was tons of fun to read One caveat This novel is written in the style of William Shakespeare So many of the euphemisms and turns of phrase are outdated and meaningless to modern readers Never fear Bertocci has included a handy glossary of Shakespearean terms which provides background on many of the phrases which have gone out of style The Kindle version I was reading even had direct links allowing me to tap the phrase and immediately read its glossary entry without ever leaving the page I was reading Thanks ebook formatting The text is intermingled with period styled artwork and illustrations helping to set the mood and reinforce the medieval setting while offering some additional clarity on the outdated events and objects being described The addition of these illustrations tends to addvolume to what is, admittedly, a very short book Being an adaptation of the Big Lebowski screenplay, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski can easily be read in one sitting or a few short hours However, were it any longer, I may have lost a bit of interest Its brevity is what keeps it so fresh and fun.Four stars for Adam Bertocci s Two Gentlemen of Lebowski Marry Twas verily a delicious diversion fair I recently finished My wife bought this for me two or three Christmases ago and I started reading it several months ago, but I knew the best way to enjoy it was after a rewatch of the film.I actually chose to read it while watching the film pausing after each scene when necessary to truly understand the genius of Adam Bertocci When I read the first dozen pages or so, I definitely heard Sam Elliott during the prologue and recognized some of the lines from the opening scene, but I knew there wereShakespeare My wife bought this for me two or three Christmases ago and I started reading it several months ago, but I knew the best way to enjoy it was after a rewatch of the film.I actually chose to read it while watching the film pausing after each scene when necessary to truly understand the genius of Adam Bertocci When I read the first dozen pages or so, I definitely heard Sam Elliott during the prologue and recognized some of the lines from the opening scene, but I knew there wereShakespearean translations going on.And so, here I sat, after the Fourth of July picnic ended and all our family left, while my wife lay on the couch napping, watching The Big Lebowski while reading Two Gentlemen of Lebowski And it was totally worth it Some scenes were nearly identical translations while others had some clever additions e.g longer monologues or soliloquies which included references to movie scenes cut from the play or even quoting the soundtrack It took me well over 2 hours with all the pausing and reading I did, but Bertocci did some amazing work There are plenty of references to basically every classical Shakespearean quote you ve heard of my favorite was how he tied in Exeunt, pursued by a Bear and plenty of reworkings of classical Big Lebowski quotes like This befalleth when thou firk st a stranger twixt the buttocks, Laurence My only regret in reading the play while watching the movie is I did miss out on half the novel Like any good Shakespearean text, the entirety of the play is written on the odd, right facing pages with footnotes and annotations on the even, left facing pages When I read those first 20 or so pages six months ago, I diligently read every word in the play and note on the side However, while reading with the film, there s just no time for the footnotes I snuck a look at some here or there, and even these are written just as a true Shakespearean play would have them There are references to other contemporary texts and false explanations of some of thelewd jokes e.g firk st to beat or strike.Great idea executed perfectly If it wasn t such a beast to read while watching or shortly after rewatching I d wish Bertocci would tackle other cult films Although, as he posits in the afterword, perhaps this works best because The Big Lebowski is a noir comedy that almost feels Shakespearean on its own, what with all of its mistaken identities, double crosses, dick jokes, and wise fools This book is exactly what you would expect it to be It s fun, and farchallenging to read than I had originally given it credit for, probably because I haven t read Shakespeare since H.S Despite that, I still found myself laughing and remembering this timeless classic movie and enjoying partaking in the Dude abiding in a way that would make Shakespeare proud. Merely as a exercise in mashup literature this work stands out as one of the most original and well conceived in recent memory, right up there with Pride rather, it just so happens that the source material was comedic on its own What s , the seamless melding of the two genres cult indy stoner flick Shakespere s Comedy of Errors actually enhances Merely as a exercise in mashup literature this work stands out as one of the most original and well conceived in recent memory, right up there with Pride Prejudice and Zombies But what sets this book apart from Seth Grahame Smith s work is that it was not done as a comedy in and of itself rather, it just so happens that the source material was comedic on its own What s , the seamless melding of the two genres cult indy stoner flick Shakespere s Comedy of Errors actually enhances the humor in ways that are totally unexpected and that add a layer of complexity and interest.Adam Bertocci has achieved what is probably the highest level of success when it comes to mashup literature He has written a book that draws you in and gives you a sense of expectation and an urge to turn the page as quickly as possible to see what comes next even though you already know how it ends Hell, most readers probably know every scene of the movie by heart and can recite it backwards The only quibble that I have with this play is that it doesn t totally stand on its own You really have to have seen The Big Lebowski at least once to be in on the joke, and those of us who have happily sat through multiple viewings will be muchapt to enjoy it than Dude Neophytes I normally would have knocked a star off of my rating for this, but the sheer originality of the work and skillful meshing of the two genresthan earns back an extra star *KINDLE ☔ Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance ☝ What if William Shakespeare had written The Big LebowskiThe Dude has met the Bard and he doth abide Join The Knave and Sir Walter on a wild tale of mistaken identity, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in faith, really tied the room together in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of errors and ninepins, told in five glorious acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable period prose Already a theatrical hit and a worldwide viral phenomenon, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski comes alive anew in this definitive and lavishly illustrated edition, featuring recently discovered historical engravings, scholarly annotations, and a revelatory afterword from the author Hilarious Shakespearean adaptation of The Big Lebowski I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I know the film in and out I suspect that those less familiar with the movie would appreciate it as well, but many of the references might be lost Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys both Lebowski and Shakespeare. Exactly what it promises to be The Knave Abides.