at_dec14_cover_webAmerican Theatre devotes four pages of its December 2014 issue to a "reduced" history of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Featuring interviews with founding members Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, critic Bob Mondello, and managing partners Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, it only manages to cover the RSC's first decade or so -- clearly a sequel article will be required!

From writer Brad Hathaway's opening:

Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit”. Had he seen his complete works abridged by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, would he have added “…but this is ridiculous”?

It's a terrific piece. Read the whole thing here.