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Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

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Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance

By Adam Bertocci

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781451605815, 203pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

What if...William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski?

The 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.

Praise For Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

“Adam Bertocci has done a stellar job fusing the spirit of Shakespeare with The Big Lebowski. This mashup is one for the ages.”

—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.”

USA Today

“Gadzooks, methinks ’tis all as fine a way to waste an hour or so as I have come across in these four seasons.”

Entertainment Weekly

“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

“It's wonderful.”

­—Metro (UK)

“Should be quite the what-have-you.”


"Arguably one of the most inventive pieces ever created.”

—Broadway World