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Shakespearean Michael
Episode # 14 (Season 1, Ep. 14)
Airdate January 5, 2014
Length 2:37

Shakespearean Michael is the fourteenth episode in The Rosen Family Chronicles, the final episode of Season 1, and the only episode to include subtitles.

The episode was conceived as a project for 256Pi's English class; he was supposed to act out one of three chosen scenes from one of Shakespeare's plays, but he opted not to film himself by making a Michael Rosen YTP instead. 256Pi's teacher found the idea very creative and awarded him with an A+. Watch it here.


Michael, Brian, and Older Rosen play as the three witches in the opening scene of Macbeth. Lightning strikes, and Michael walks in front of a forest at night backdrop. Michael is wearing a witch's hat, and begins reciting his lines: "When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?" Brian appears without a witch's hat and recites a line from the second witch, "When the hurly-burly's done, when the battle's lost and won." Michael wonders why Brian isn't wearing his hat. Brian says he refuses to wear it, as it looks stupid.

The scene restarts, and Michael and Brian recite their lines (although Brian still refuses to wear the witch's hat). Older Rosen is then seen eating chocolate cake, not realizing that they had begun at all. The scene restarts again, and this time Older Rosen begins his line in the role of the third witch, "That will be ere the set of sun". However, he intentionally flubs the line by saying "That will be ere the set of chocolate cake", which Michael expresses annoyance towards and restarts the scene one last time.

After Older Rosen correctly recites his line, Michael recites "Where the place?" and Older Rosen responds with "I dunno!" Michael, too fed up to restart the scene, recites his line again, and Brian answers with the correct line "Upon the heath". After Michael recites "There to meet with Macbeth", the trio all recite the final line of the scene one word at a time, "Fair is foul and foul is fair, hover through the fog and the filthy air." Lightning strikes once more, concluding the scene.

Taking off his witches hat, Michael scolds Brian and Older Rosen for being horrible witches. Brian retorts that witches are supposed to be girls, and Michael angrily says he doesn't want to put up with 256Pi involving him in his school projects (or at the very least if he does, he should put them in A Midsummer Night's Dream or something.)


  • "Empire (Orchestral)" by Hybrid

256Pi's The Rosen Family Chronicles Episodes
Season 1: Meet the Rosens: Michael Rosen Vs. The Lollipop Lady! | Michael Rosen's Random Train Ride | Michael's Parents Get High | Michael Rosen Vs. The Lollipop Lady, Round II | What's This Ear? | Don't Be Cheeky | The Six O'Clock Nose | Michael Goes To The Fridge | Michael's Horrible Halloween | Michael's Dead Book of Solomon Jizz | The Presents Inspector | Michael's Somewhat Noice Christmas | Michael's Chocolate Swiss Cafe Adventure | Shakespearean Michael

Season 2: The Rosens Go To Rio: Harrybo's House | Beneath The Café | Rio Rosen | The Royal Snatch | The Six O'Clock Nose Returns | The Last Stand of Augmented Reality Rog | Clichés at the Café | Brian's Stories | Michael's Big Zeydon't of The Corner of The Youngest Dead Fryingpan | Michael's First Horrible Halloween | Michael Rosen Vs. The Lollipop Lady, Round III

Season 3: More Stuff Happens, But Not Much Of Note: Michael's Somewhat Noicer Christmas | Ten Rosen Family Vacation Tapes | One Day At Chocolate Swiss Cafe | Michael's Not-So-Birthday-Related Birthday | Augmented Reality Rog's Triumphant Return | Hackney's Got Talent | Two Tales from Nothingham | Michael's Last Ice Cream To Me Every Dead Floor Roaring Downstairs | Michael's Other Horrible Halloween | Christmas Procrastination | Tim Gets His Own Episode | Hackney's Got Talent 2 | Chocolate Chase | Michael's Memory Lane Movie Making

Season 4: The Drip-Fed Conclusions: Michael's Tangentially Fridge-Related Adventure | Brian's Tangentially Fridge-Related Adventure | Michael Rosen Butchers Bullitt | Michael's Cold Chutney, Warm Stinks, and Hot Mouth When You're Eating Dead Ice Cream | Sir Chameleon's Last Questioning (or, The Backstory Episode) | A Verybo Merrybo Harrybo | The Rosens' Disappointing Stateside Vacation | One Particularly Windy Evening... | The Michael Rosen London Foodfight | The Return to Rio | TBA

Related series/videos: The King & Friends Randomness | The Rosen Venture | Dave-K's Tower | The Michael Rosen Birthday Collabs | Nintendom64's King & Mick's Mealy Trilogy (King & Mick's Bready Adventure | Mike & Harky's Milky Crusade | TBA) | Harrybo & The Michael Rosen have a lovely dinner