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Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance Paperback – October 26, 2010
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—Scott Shuffitt, cofounding Dude of LebowskiFest and coauthor of I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski
“A blast to read.”
“Oh my God . . . This is so good.”
—The New Republic
“Classic lines and scenes now become even more epic.”
“Gadzooks, methinks ’tis all as fine a way to waste an hour or so as I have come across in these four seasons.”
“The mash-up that toke its time in coming.”
—Time Out New York
“Proves that Shakespearean sharp-tongued eloquence is nifty even in the 21st century, if wielded correctly. The play also proved that [The Big Lebowski] was quite Shakespearean to begin with.”
—Inside New York
“Should be quite the what-have-you.”
"Arguably one of the most inventive pieces ever created.”
“The greatest thing since Geoffrey Chaucer.”
“We were totally blown away to discover . . . this Swiss f*cking watch of a genius named Adam Bertocci. . . . Verily, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski has to be read to be believed. Zounds!”
—The Dudespaper (“A Lifestyle Magazine for the Deeply Casual”)
“Even those of us new to the Dude have become true believers in the Knave.”
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--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
This is not, as one might expect, a rewrite of "The Big Lebowski" with a lot of silly "prithees" and "thys." The man re-wrote the movie in Shakespearean English, in iambic freakin pentameter. And not only did he do that, but he made some incredibly smart plays on words in the translation. I think this will be studied for years to come. I think it is the Ulysses of its time.
That's right; I said it. Bertocci is the Joyce of our times. And thankfully he is unmarried. Ugh. You know what I mean.
Bertocci doesn't hesitate to poke fun at literary scholarship. The left-hand pages have explanations of those things a modern reader might not be familiar with, as well as an analysis of the author's choice of words. What is particularly amusing is his "naïve" ignorance of plainly sexual references (eg, back-door mine (p128); reading Ben Jonson manually (p146); fig eaters & bareback riding (p174)).
It is impossible to recommend "Two Gentlemen of Lebowski" too highly. You'll laugh your back-door mine off.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had the original PDF when it came out years ago, glad it's in book form now.Published 1 month ago by Michael Benson
Good novelty. Is definitely The Big Lebowski as a Shakespeare play.Published 8 months ago by Mandi Martin
As a theater geek and as a Dudeist, I love this play! Now if only I can get one of my local community theater groups to produce it...Published 14 months ago by Raymond Lebowski
A delightful pastiche of The Big Lebowski and the Bard delivered to us by Master Bertocci. This is not great literature or a hardy laugh, it is simply fun and games. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gregory Alan Wingo