The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): Fast-Paced, Irreverent Take on the Bard
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The last date listed for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) was Friday September 14, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Three incredibly talented young actors in a very intimate setting so there is no room to "phone it in." Especially in such a physically tasking performance where they go all out from the start. No knowledge of William Shakespere is necessary to enjoy this show.
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This "play" was incredibly disappointing. It was more like a frat house gag show than an effort to actually synthesize Shakespeare's work into one piece. There was great potential in the concept for creating something inventive, suprising, funny,...continued
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“the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime” -Montreal Gazette
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy – 10 years at the Criterion Theatre. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “wildly funny” and by the Montreal Gazette as “the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime”.
WARNING: This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders and/or people inclined to motion sickness. The RSC cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers.