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Dreaming Shakespeare
Season 2, Episode 20
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Air date April 27, 2001
Episode guide
Episode 49: But, Mama, But...
Episode 51: Rats!

Dreaming Shakespeare is the twentieth episode of Season 2 of Between the Lions, and episode 50 in total.


Everyone in the library dresses up for Shakespeare Day.


  • Barnaby Busterfield and the Pigeons: it must be dream
  • Barnaby Busterfield and William Shakespeare


  • Fred Newman appears as a jester. Most likely because he was in the library segments, which meant he was spending more time with that, there's no Fred Says: squeak segment in this episode.
  • Roma Downey was acting as Monica on "Touched by an Angel" at the time of this television guest appearance.
  • Anthony Asbury makes a live appearance in this episode as "Sir Anthony of Asbury".
  • This is the only episode for several things:
    • This episode was rarely aired after its official broadcast date on PBS. As a result, it wasn't featured on the 2002 reprint of Season 2 (24 Video Cassette Box Set) is missing the tape and the Season 2 DVD Pack is missing from the 4th disc.
      • This tape reprinted on VHS on April 26, 2005 with the Announcer Bunny Program Preview at the beginning of the tape, the Chick-fil-A sponsorship ad, and the Shop WGBH Promo at the end of the tape.
      • This tape was never released on VHS on October 1, 2002 from the Season 2 (24 Video Cassette Box Set).
      • This disc was never released on DVD on September 2, 2008 from the Season 2 DVD Pack.