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If you’re not familiar with Blackadder, your life is incomplete. Dec 07, Dominick rated it really liked it Shelves: Me pasa lo mismo con Mr.

Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, by Richard Curtis

Would it hold up in written form, or fall flat like the scripts for say, Fawlty Towers did? I was so excited to have all of the scripts together to enjoy the banter over and over again.

This product description was expressly stolen by me from Amazon. The entire thing is utterly hilarious.

A full compilation of scripts dynassty series with some interesting and hilarious bits thrown in. Somehow just reading through the scripts brings the voices of all these fantastic characters jumping back into your head, and you can’t help but grin at some of the stage direction as well.

However, it deviates from being just a script book, into being something quite different by the fact that it fills in the gaps of all the Blackadder family members that we don’t see, but are sometimes referenced in epis Blackadder: Some people might think jokes that need to be explained are not funny; I rather approached examples like these there aren’t that many of them, but there are a few as hidden gems that only added to the experience of reading the book.


The series is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Dec 15, viv rated it it was amazing. Also, blqckadder there a more poignant ending to a comedy show in existence than the anti-war episode “Goodbyee”? Paperbackpages.

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I’d even go as far as proclaiming my sense of humour in early childhood initially was solely derived from Blackadder’s peculiar brand of witticisms and sarcastic insults. The history is surprisingly well done, tho I remember as children my brother and I, who were the biggest fans dyhasty this series imaginable, spent endless hours recreating the scenarios in this book with unfettered glee.

Apart from the deadpan, often hilarious descriptions of actions and reactions from the viewpoint of an omniscient observer, there is also extra materal included aptly titled “The Other Bits”: The quotes above are examples of the sort of stuff that is likely to go over most people’s heads if they just watch the show without interruptions which is how it should be watched, in my opinion ; for example I have read at least a couple of books dealing with the history of medieval England yet I had no idea who Wat Tyler ‘a leader of the Peasants’ Revolt in England’, wiki tells me was.

Mar 01, Siobhan Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: The complete scripts of the Blackadder series – hilarious and brilliant.

Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, 1485-1917

Otherwise, the show is damn near as funny in print as on the screen, especially when one has seen most of the episodes as many times as Ehole have. Just as strong and impactful in written form.

Preview — Blackadder by Richard Curtis. Often, reading the script feels a bit like looking at a blueprint or schematic design, rather than at the thing itself. If you like the show, then you’ll probably also like this book.


In case of a catastrophic electrical grid failure, I’ll still have my Blackadder to peruse with glee. Jun 30, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty

Published September 1st by Penguin Books first published November 5th I was as happy “as a man who thought a cat had done it’s business on his pie, but it turned out to be an extra big blackberry”, while reading the book. However, in view of your previous good background I am disposed to be lenient. This collection of scripts is quite easy to read, and, like the performances, pure genius.

Books by Richard Curtis. If you love the TV series you will love the book, although I do think Rowan Atkinson adds a great deal just by appearing on screen as Edmund.

The Whole Damn Dynasty is the book for you. Apr 09, Nirmala Vasigaren rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 01, Roy rated it really liked it. I loved the extra scenes and lines that have been kept in comparison to the final cut and I really enjoyed the bonus material especially the Index of Blackadder’s Finest Insults but I just find without the actual actors portraying these characters something is lost this could just be my inability to really picture it as I read it, or the speed at which I read, who knows and I just didn’t find it as blackadderr out loud funny as the TV series itself.