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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

COMPANY : Theatre On Main [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Theatre On Main [WEBSITE]
ID# 2748

SHOWING : May 02, 2008 - May 24, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London's longest-running comedy - 10 years at the Criterion Theatre.

Get ready for a little culture. Very little.

Fast. Funny. Physical.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Carolyn Choe
Cast Adam Kelley
Cast Dave Lauby
Cast Melissa Manwaring
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REVIEWS

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very enjoyable show - tons of laughs
by theaterreviewer
Monday, May 19, 2008
4.5
Loved this production, it's my kind of comedy. If you like sketch comedy and slapstick mixed with intelligent humor, go see this show. Not appropriate for children due to occasional sexual references / humor. Wish I was more familiar with Shakespeare as I probably would have enjoyed it even more. Interaction with the audience was very funny (although some of my friends said they don't like audience participation in general). I find it impressive that only 3 actors pulled this off, the amount of line memorization was extensive and well executed. Thoroughly loved the "backwards" segment. Did not notice any mistakes, dead time, etc. These 3 actors worked well off one another. Well done, TOM. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]

by Watcher
Sunday, May 4, 2008
4.0
The show was thoroughly enjoyable, with many laughs, clever jokes, and pop culture references galore. The audience participation was wonderfully achieved with talented improvisors working with what they were given and turning it to gold. Beautifully enacted with few weak points, this show was well worth the $15 price tag.
My initial feelings after seeing this show left me a little dry. The main problem I had with The show was the pacing. There were times when it felt like they should be rushing but were dragging their feet instead. Some jokes were missed in the sense that the audience simply didn't understand, but anyone with even the vaguest knowledge of Shakespeare will die in their seats as they see the fun and interesting way the complete works are displayed. My final issue was the set. painted like a field I felt it was distracting and didn't add to the experience in any way.
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable show that's strengths easily overwhelm the weaknesses. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Sharing the Set by carsun
Thank you for your comments about the show. I just want to let you know that we have to share the stage with The Wind in the Willows which opens next weekend. I got to design the layout of the flats to best suit our production, but in turn allowed the director of Wind to use scenic painting that would best suit their production. The fields and woods aren't the best for our show, but having sufficient space backstage for costume changes and a gazillion props was worth the compromise on our side. I am glad you enjoyed the show and hope more people get out to see it. It runs through May 24th.

Carolyn Choe - director


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