The Beatles celebrate Shakespeare's 400th birthday

On April 28th 1964, The Beatles took part in a spoof of Act V Scene I of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dreamduring the filming of a TV special  called Around The Beatles.

Lennon played the female role of Thisbe, McCartney played Pyramus, Harrison played Moonshine while Ringo played Lion.

The Beatles also mimed a performance of several songs, including Twist and Shout, Can't Buy Me Love and Roll Over Beethoven.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

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Ringo Starr celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

Ringo Starr celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at  Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at  Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at  Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at  Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

John Lennon celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

John Lennon celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at  Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

The Beatles celebrating Shakespeare's 400th birthday at  Rediffusion's Wembley Studios, London, April 28th, 1964.

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