Category Archives: Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

One of the Top Ten Podcasts for Theatre Fans, according to Broadway World. And The Telegraph (UK) called it “a bright, breezy, and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features, and excerpts from the shows!” when it named the RSC Podcast one of its Best Comedy Podcasts. Backstage drama. Touring trauma. Famous Guests. Infamous quests. Literary analysis. No urinalysis. All this and less – on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast. Find old podcast episodes here. It’s “All Things Reduced” every Monday – and it’s free!

Episode 506. Shakespeare In China

In July 2016, we taught theatre workshops and directed a reduced version of Midsummer Night’s Dream in Beijing, China. Hosted by Tin House Productions, who is producing our three-week Chinese tour later this year, we worked with a fantastic group of kids … Continue reading

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Episode 505. Retracing Shakespeare’s Steps

University of Warwick doctoral candidate Ronan Hatfull returns to discuss the journey he made with his father David along the Shakespeare Walk, the path we think William Shakespeare might have made as he walked from Stratford to London. Featuring an excellent … Continue reading

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Episode 504. Our Edinburgh Plans

At the end of the first week of our return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the European premiere of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), we confer about how we’re going to spend our remaining time here and what … Continue reading

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Episode 503. Too Much Parody?

Is there such a thing? Podcast listener and theatre critic Shannon Friday joins us to talk about this question, and inspires us to reflect on issues of theatrical parody, whether there’s too much of it, its value and its limits, … Continue reading

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Episode 502. Directing Richard III

Jessica Thebus directed Richard III for Chicago’s Gift Theatre in the spring of 2016, an amazing production that starred Michael Patrick Thornton (right) in the title role. Jessica talks about the impetus for directing this famously challenging play and reveals where the drama … Continue reading

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