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The Reduced Shakespeare Company RSC 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 highbrow and lowbrow.
The company tours most frequently across the U. The Company was founded in by Daniel Singerwho wrote a minute, 4-actor version of William Shakespeare 's Hamletto be performed at the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Novato, California.
When Reinertson broke her ankle three Pillow Talk - P-Divas - Pillow Talk & Other Stories into the run, Borgeson suggested that school-chum Adam Long fill in for her in drag.
A wig was procured, and Long's performance was described as "uncanny. Borgeson returned to college in to pursue a degree in English literatureleaving Singer and Long to continue under the RSC banner.
They penned a twenty-minute version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Julietwhich they performed at Renaissance Fairs, on street-corners, beaches, and at private events. Crowds were amazed to see two men arrive with a small basket of costumes, two fencing foils, two bottles of poison, a rose, a dagger, a wig and a dummy, and proceed to enact the entire story with the zany style of a Marx Brothers movie.
Taking Louie Louie - Motörhead - Fistful Of Aces: The Best Of Motörhead advice of some fellow street-performers, Long and Singer expanded the comedy in the act and solicited for tips afterwards; their solicitations proved generally successful. Borgeson rejoined the troupe inand so Singer's version of Hamlet was resurrected into the repertoire.
Several actors had come and gone in the roles of Bernardo, the Ghost, and Claudius; the last in the series excused himself when his daughter was born.
The three-man RSC was born at that time, with Long taking over those roles. Ina friend of the company suggested that they'd find a welcome reception at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The ideal show length being about an hour, they decided they needed about twenty more minutes of Noahs Ark - The Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged)and proposed doing Shakespeare's other 35 plays to round out an abridgement of everything the bard wrote in less than one hour.
Sa Thomson now Sa Winfieldbrought on to design and fabricate the troupe's quick-change props and costumes, became a full partner inand also occasionally appeared as a performer with the troupe, most famously in the title role of the RSC's incarnation as the Abbreviated Ballet Theatre for Lucinda, Wood Nymph of the Glade. The Complete Works script that resulted from these collaborations successfully premiered Noahs Ark - The Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged) an open-framed barn at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, adjacent to the site of the Southern California Renaissance Faire.
After that, the show expanded to 97 minutes toured theatres and festivals around the world. Singer left the Company in and was replaced by Reed Martin; Borgeson left in and J S Bach - 100 Piano Classics - 100 Piano Classics replaced by Austin Tichenor.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast was also introduced in It is a free, weekly twenty-minute podcast available on iTunesas well as on the Reduced Shakespeare Company website. They performed Lost Reduced along with Matt Rippy.
It can be seen on YouTube. Martin and Tichenor created the troupe's fifth stage show All the Great Books abridged infollowed by Completely Hollywood abridged in My wife, councillor Audrey Ball, has recently been put on the artistic board" and that "Those against her strong beliefs better watch out.
Mi Cruz - Los Tres Reyes - Triangulo a result, the council reversed its decision on January 27  and the performances went on as originally scheduled and received a rave review from the Belfast Telegraph. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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