The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]: Actor's Edition
(Applause Books). To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world. The cultural touchstone that is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Adam Long,Daniel Singer,Jess Borgeson,Jess Winfield
Limited preview - 1996
A/BEN A/CLAUDIUS A/GERTRUDE A/JULIET A/OPHELIA actors ADAM ADAM and JESS ADAM enters ADAM Okay audience audience member begin bows Breaking character CLAUDIUS comes Complete crown D/HORATIO D/LAERTES D/POLONIUS D/ROMEO DANIEL dead donít drink earth enters exits father feel foil GERTRUDE give Hamlet hands head hear Horatio itís J/HAMLET JESS JULIET killing King King John Kinsmen kiss ladies and gentlemen LAERTES laughing LAVINIA lights Long look lord Macbeth means minutes move murder never night offstage Okay Ophelia Othello performance play poisoned POLONIUS pulls puppet queen re≠enters respond Romeo runs scene scream seen speak stage sweet tell Thank theater thee Thereís thing thou tragedy turn uncle VOLUNTEER vomit wait watch wearing Whatís William Shakespeare Yeah young