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FRINGE REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Three Fools Comedy have a mission from God to spread the Bard to the masses, and they plan to do it quickly.  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a hysterical rollercoaster through 37 plays in 100 minutes.  The condensed version is just as much a classic as the originals.  A cast of three uses a life-sized sock puppet, football, and “interpretive dance performance art” to retell all the plays you have (and haven’t) read.  As compensation for their lack of a black cast member, they get their bling on to rap Othello.  Whether you fell asleep in every English class about Hamlet or you’re a Shakespeare scholar, you’ll love it.  I’d seen other productions of The Complete Works before and was prepared to laugh, but Three Fools Comedy takes the hilarity to a whole new level.  With a standing ovation on opening night, this one’s a hit.

Five stars out of five.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 15th, 2010 at 3:09am     

Comments: 1

Hunn_13 wrote:

Our family was lucky enough to attend opening night of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). My daughters enjoyed the show absolutely. I laughed so hard I thought my eyeballs would rupture. We are still discussing the play this morning, and laughing over again. Thank you, Brian, Calvin, and Paul. And Bob.

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