Radio Theatre - improv, literature, Shakespearean English and physical stamina

Feb 3, 2017

Left to Right: Tolu Ekisola and Reese Britts
Credit Brett Groehler/ UMD

Performing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is not for the faint of heart.

Originally written and performed by the wags of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the show races through all 37 plays, costume/hair/makeup changes, audience participation, slapstick, swordplay, violent death and the strewing of flowers: with only three actors.

(Wikipedia reports that the show holds "the world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet backwards, at 42 seconds.")