Episode 309. The UnReduced Hamlet

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company PodcastScott Parkinson is one of those great stage actors you’ve probably never heard of, and he’s playing the title role in an amazing production of Hamlet at the wonderfully intimate Writers Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe. Austin Tichenor sits down with Scott (you know, one Hamlet to another) and speaks with this Jeff Award-winner (and multiple Jeff nominee) about what it’s like to play the entire unabridged melancholy Dane. Featuring favorite Hamlets, the joys of intimacy, the pitfalls and pleasures of being a teenage drama nerd, the regimen required by real actors, surprising amounts of action for a supposedly passive character, and how unreduced actors deal with noisy audience members. (Length 26:30)


austin · November 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Wow, that’s a terrific idea. I don’t know those guys but if I ever get the chance to meet them, I definitely ask to interview them.

Joseph Charneskie · November 7, 2012 at 5:24 am

Loved the interview, as a recovering English Major I especially like how you phrased it as a “to be” or a “not to be” Hamlet. Very clever.

Any chance of a future interview with any of the creators involved with the Canadian TV show Slings and Arrows, this interview made me want to watch that again for some reason…

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