REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

“A pure delight from start to finish
...inspired madness!”
-Broadway World

“A wild, wild ride! It's funny. Really, really funny...and most of all,
it's really, really smart.”
-Cincinnati Enquirer

“Something wickedly funny this way comes”
- The New York Times

“There's no denying their ingenuity when it comes to grabbing comedy out of thin air.”
-The Boston Globe

“Breathlessly irreverent and
pun-filled romp.”
-The Washington Post

WATCH

Reduced Shakespeare Company - William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)
Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) Promo Video

LISTEN

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] 30 Sec Radio Spot

William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)

“Something wickedly funny this way comes! … and wickedly smart, too, as you’d expect from the ‘other’ RSC.”  Bob Mondello, National Public Radio
Premiering in 2016 at the Folger Shakespeare Library – Washington, DC – Coinciding with the international hoopla surrounding the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

So hang on to your codpieces! The year 2016 marked the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing, and while performing in England that summer, the Reduced Shakespeare Company uncovered a manuscript that turned out to be the literary Holy Grail: William Shakespeare’s long lost first play! No, really. We found this centuries-old manuscript in a parking lot in Leicester, England. We are totally not making this up.

Every famous character and Shakespearean plot device come together in a single story so comically outrageous it’s no wonder the Bard of Avon hid it away. Historical evidence suggests that this manuscript, Shakespeare’s very first written work, is so romantically rich, historically accurate, and theatrically overstuffed that in a stroke of genius The Bard decided to break it up into the thirty-seven plays (…or, depending on recent scholarship, 38…39….) that we know today as the Shakespearean canon.

In this “tale told by idiots,” the Reduced Shakespeare Company weaves all of The Bard’s famous characters, greatest lines, and magnificent speeches into a brand new Shakespearean smorgasbord that erupts when Puck & Ariel hijack the plot of Comedy of Errors, creating such new and strange bedfellows as Kate and Beatrice, Hamlet and master motivator Lady Macbeth, Dromio and Juliet, as well as King Lear and his three daughters who turn out to be the three weird sisters from Macbeth.

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new.

In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and parents) are different, so we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)

“Something wickedly funny this way comes! … and wickedly smart, too, as you’d expect from the ‘other’ RSC.”  Bob Mondello, National Public Radio
Premiering in 2016 at the Folger Shakespeare Library – Washington, DC – Coinciding with the international hoopla surrounding the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

So hang on to your codpieces! The year 2016 marked the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing, and while performing in England that summer, the Reduced Shakespeare Company uncovered a manuscript that turned out to be the literary Holy Grail: William Shakespeare’s long lost first play! No, really. We found this centuries-old manuscript in a parking lot in Leicester, England. We are totally not making this up.

Every famous character and Shakespearean plot device come together in a single story so comically outrageous it’s no wonder the Bard of Avon hid it away. Historical evidence suggests that this manuscript, Shakespeare’s very first written work, is so romantically rich, historically accurate, and theatrically overstuffed that in a stroke of genius The Bard decided to break it up into the thirty-seven plays (…or, depending on recent scholarship, 38…39….) that we know today as the Shakespearean canon.

In this “tale told by idiots,” the Reduced Shakespeare Company weaves all of The Bard’s famous characters, greatest lines, and magnificent speeches into a brand new Shakespearean smorgasbord that erupts when Puck & Ariel hijack the plot of Comedy of Errors, creating such new and strange bedfellows as Kate and Beatrice, Hamlet and master motivator Lady Macbeth, Dromio and Juliet, as well as King Lear and his three daughters who turn out to be the three weird sisters from Macbeth.

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new.

In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and parents) are different, so we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.

WATCH

Reduced Shakespeare Company - William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)
Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) Promo Video

LISTEN

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] 30 Sec Radio Spot

William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot
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