Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a touring American acting troupe that performs fast-paced, seemingly improvisational condensations of huge topics. The company's style has been described as "New Vaudeville," combining both physical and verbal humor, as well as high brow and low brow. Known as the "Bad Boys of Abridgment," the RSC has created eight stage shows: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in 1987, "The Complete History of America (abridged)" in 1992, "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" in 1995, "The Complete Millennium Musical (abridged)" in 1998, "All the Great Books (abridged)" in 2002, "Completely Hollywood (abridged)" in 2005, "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)" in 2010, and "The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)" in 2011. The Company tours most frequently across the U.S. and Great Britain, and has also performed in Belgium, Holland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Barbados, Bermuda, Israel, and Ireland. The Reduced Shakespeare Company is heard frequently on both National Public Radio and the BBC.

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... The Company was founded in 1981 by Daniel Singer, who wrote a 25-minute, 4-actor version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, to be performed at the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Novato ... They penned a twenty-minute version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which they performed at Renaissance Fairs, on street-corners, beaches, and at private events ... In 1987, a friend of the company suggested that they'd find a welcome reception at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland ...
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... Adam Long was a founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company ... From 1987-2003 he co-wrote and performed "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" "The Complete History of America (abridged)", "The Reduced Shakespeare Radio ... In 1996, Long directed the Reduced Shakespeare Company's London production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" which was nominated for ...

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