Reduced Shakespeare

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Reduced Shakespeare

The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (Abridged)

By Reed Martin; Austin Tichenor

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401302207, 244pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2006

From the theater troupe whose sidesplitting production The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged] is the longest-running comedy in London's history comes an openly hysterical, yet surprisingly informative, guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the Bard of Avon
Love Shakespeare? You'll like this book. Hate Shakespeare? You'll love this book. From the theatrical company that has been cutting the Bard down to size for more than a dozen years comes a single volume boasting everything you always wanted to know about William Shakespeare's life and work--but couldn't be bothered to ask.
In one slim volume, Reduced Shakespeare delivers the plays, the life, and the legend in twelve easy pieces. What's the theme of Hamlet? Poop or get off the pot. What's essential preparation for an evening of outdoor Shakespeare? Bring lots of coffee . . . and use the bathroom before the show. Liberally sprinkled with lists, definitions, quizzes, essential vocabulary, and the Reduced Shakespeare Company's trademark irreverence and wit, this "reduced" handbook will delight enthusiasts, skeptics, and fledgling fans alike.

About the Author
Reed Martin has taught film finance and marketing at a variety of institutions, including NYU's Stern School of Business and Columbia Business School, and is the former director of marketing at Cary Woods s Independent Pictures.

Tichenor is a member of the California-born Reduced Shakespeare Company.,