Holy Land Hamlet

It’s a podcast bar mitzvah! The Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast became a man last week when it celebrated its 13th birthday while we were performing Hamlet’s Big Adventure! (a prequel) in Israel. To honor that special occasion, we gathered in Molly Bloom’s, Tel Aviv’s traditional Irish pub, to talk about how Israeli audiences responded to the show. Featuring universal cultural references, slowing down the pace, dealing with the heaviest sword in the world, people surprised by the number of actors, miraculous costume changes, combining parodies in a The Court Jester/Hamilton mashup, and the pleasure of pleasing both Shakespeare nerds and neophytes. (Length 23:35)

Red Fox Theatre

Playwright Ellen Margolis (left )saw the Red Fox Theatre production of Catch of the Day (short-listed for Best Musical at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe) and the experience of seeing it was as wonderful as the show itself. Ellen discusses how all the extra-theatrical elements combined to make a magical evening at the theatre even more so, and shares insights into the nature of crazy fish stories, excellent marketing materials, local hand-held guidance, uniting the audience through the power of a Van Morrison singalong, tales of Fungie the Dolphin, kindred reduced spirits, worldwide Fringe experiences, and further adventures within the comedy industrial complex. (Length 19:09)

Steadfast Tin Soldier

Doug The Time-Traveler

All About Ophelia

Glory Of ‘Ensemble’

Hamlet’s Big Adventure!

‘Ma Rainey’s’ Band

Episode 619. Critic Chris Jones

Episode 617. Remy Bumppo’s ‘Frankenstein’

Episode 615. American Revolutions Onstage

Episode 594. ‘Caged’ World Premiere

Episode 589. Chicago’s Northlight Theatre

Episode 584. The Comedy “Plantation!”

Episode 581. Reagan And Gorbachev

Episode 579. Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries

Episode 559. Technical Theatre Textbook

Episode 549. Remembering A.R. Gurney

Episode 535. What’s A Play?

Episode 534. Writing About ‘Veils’

Episode 515. Baby Wants Candy

Episode 514. Streamlining ‘Julius Caesar’

Episode 500! Playwright Ken Ludwig

Episode 478. Reading Stage Directions

Episode 452. Beyond The Stage

Episode 449. Workshopping ‘Long Lost’

Episode 420. Satan Sings Sondheim

Episode 397. Science Fiction Theatre

Episode 393. Multi-Tasking Actors

Episode 391. The Director’s Job

Episode 389. Jacques Lamarre’s Journey

Episode 364. Constructing The Narrative

Episode 362. Design For ‘Comedy’

Episode 361. A Comedian’s Prayer

Episode 360. Austin Tichenor’s ‘Frankenstein’

Episode 352. Our Comic Inspirations

Episode 342. ‘Bible’ Down Under

Episode 341. Development Of Comedy

Episode 201. Endings Are Important