Preeesenting…the Remote Shakespeare Company!

For the time being, please enjoy these epic reductions from the comfort of your own shelter!

THE RING REDUCED

Where can you see Wagner’s 17-hour Ring Cycle crammed into a brief and palatable 23 minutes? RIGHT. HERE.

LOST: REDUCED

At the invitation of Sky-TV, we reduced the first five seasons of the landmark TV series Lost down to ten minutes, with the blessing of (and a specially-filmed introduction from) its creators Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, The Leftovers) and Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Locke & Key)!

Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

The Answer Is: In 2005 and 2006 this theatrical touring troupe was its own video category in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.
The Question Is: Who is the Reduced Shakespeare Company?

PLUS! SOME RECENT ADDITIONS

“I Laughed Till I Cried”
from The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

Austin’s song, now with pictures and clips and one new line addressing the current moment. See if you can spot it!

Sonnet 18 — First Draft
from Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged)

As part of the #ReadASonnet thread on Twitter, Austin reads Shakespeare’s long-lost first draft of one his most popular sonnets.

CROKE’S QUARANTINE… (name tba) IS NOW OPEN!

Let Matt Croke teach you these comedy classics!!

LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR!

Most recent member Doug Harvey teaches you the basics!!

WANNA HEAR SOME STORIES?

Dee Ryan tells this one, and has dozens more at her Louder Than a Mom storytelling page!

THE REMOTE REDUCED REUNION

Join us for this epic reunion of 50 actors, stage managers, and props & wardrobes gods & goddesses who’ve worked with the Reduced Shakespeare Company over the years. Featuring RSC artistic directors Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, founding members Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, host and actor Matt Croke, and literally dozens more. Recorded from at least four different time zones on April 11, 2020.

RSC Q&A

In a conversation hosted by Matt Croke, co-artistic directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor discuss the history of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the scripts they’ve written, and some helpful dos and annoying don’ts when performing them in this almost two-hour livestream, recorded April 25, 2020.

More to come!!

688. Sonnet Man Returns

It’s The Sonnet Man! Who, disguised as mild-mannered Devon Glover, fights for truth, rhythm, and the Shakespearean way. At the recent Shakespeare Theatre Association conference, Devon spoke about his recent vow, what he’s been doing, who he’s been working with, and where he’s been teaching; the beauty of finding your voice through verse; the challenges and rewards of finding your own individual swagger; early work with Flocabulary; inspiration from the movie O; the dangers of a stagnant Devon; possible epitaphs; unexpected inspiration from Heathcliff and the Cadillac Cats; the difficulty of acting while rapping; a reduced abridgment of his fantastic article for Dramatics Magazine; and finally, what it’s like to duet and collaborate with MC Bard. Coming soon (probably) to a state near you! (Length 25:09) (Hear our first podcast conversation with The Sonnet Man here!)

Episode 630. The Sonnet Man

Episode 176. The DeVere Code