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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)
a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Reed Martin, Adam Long & Austin Tichenor

COMPANY : Centerstage North Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : The Art Place - Mountain View
ID# 1650

SHOWING : May 04, 2007 - May 12, 2007

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Warning!: This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all thirty eight of Shakespeare's plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders and/or people inclined to motion sickness.Our 5th Annual Coffee & Comedy Production. Directed by Sarah Mitchell


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Sarah Mitchell
Stage Manager Kathy Ellsworth
Jeffrey Jeffrey Bigger
Jonathon Jonathon Cerio
Jay Johnathan Cerio
Rial Rial Ellsworth
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REVIEWS

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thud!
by feather
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
2.0
If u read my reviews, u kno i like to have fun. And this is fun. ok? and some of the moments are hilarous if u ask me. even so i left with an empty feeling. . two reasons. 1, the actors in are not clear with their language. Its hard to understand their lines when delivered all mubbled jumbled el dumbo style. 2. the actors dont appar to get the humour of the material. like, omg! the best jokes and funny moments are improved and more pysical in nature. Where is the parody? what about the shakespere? why not focus on the humor in ths script? its not just slapstick!!! ok, this is a tough show to perform, and they tried their best. but only directors with shakespare background and actors with shakespere experience should try this. othrwise it falls flat. like this. thud! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
surprise by mark
misspellings aside, you wrote an excellent piece of criticism, feather.
=) by feather
thx
Are you kidding me!? by TheaterGuy
I thought the show was excellent and well done...I think most of the real humor in the show might have flown over a younger audiences head. The actors were all solid and always seemed to be having a lot of fun, which made me as a spectator want to have fun with them. It really was a great night of theater.

It might be interesting to add that two of the actors in the production and the director all have extensive Shakespeare experience....and I am still searching text books for the technical term "el dumbo style".
Funny, but they try a littel hard. 3.6 on the scale!
by MuzicKal
Monday, May 7, 2007
3.0
True, I saw this production in London. But the thing about great slapstick and improv is the appearance not trying. I think this show was well done, but things kept feeling forced at times. It ws a great ensemble, with no particular stand outs-and that is a good thing. I do recommend, especially for Shakespeare or Monty Python Fans. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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