FAST. FUNNY. PHYSICAL…
REDUCING EXPECTATIONS SINCE 1981.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. The “Bad Boys of Abridgment” have created nine stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company’s itinerary has included stops Off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End… Continue reading →
On September 24, 2017, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon hosted illustrator Jennie Maizels and co-author Austin Tichenor at a special event celebrating the publication of their new book Pop-Up Shakespeare.
Jennie created wonderful props and costumes for Austin to wear while reading excerpts, and for kids in the audience to wear while re-enacting moments from Shakespeare's plays, like this young man who was transformed into Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and this adorably terrifying bear from A Winter's Tale.
Hear audio excerpts from the event here on the RSC Podcast!
(Photos by Julia Cunningham. Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Used by permission.)