The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (2009)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (2009)

Jun 1, 2009

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (2009)

A second helping of our collaborative, sell-out hit with Boulder Ensemble Theater Company (BETC),Complete Works is a high-speed, irreverent condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays in less than two hours. Stephen Weitz, Geoffrey Kent and Matthew Mueller come together again for this hilarious romp. Whether you are the Bard’s biggest fan or haven’t read a word since high school, this laugh-out-loud production is sure to win you over!

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"Due to adult content and mature language, patrons under 5 should stay home and those under thirteen should think about it."

There have been vicious rumors spread around town that The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is nothing more than a series of groin kicks, puking riffs and an excuse for men to wear girlie wigs. We would like to dispel these rumors; in fact, we would like to kick these rumors in the groin and puke on them, all while wearing girlie wigs.

In fact, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) contains everything that a legitimate Shakespearean production would have:


Broad insults

Insulting broads

Implausible plot twists

Strange Double-Casting

Pop-culture references

Rhyming Couplets

Hatred of the Dutch


Light sabers

Profuse vomiting


Your Mom

Pumpkin Pants

References to Battlestar Galactica

Interminably long pastoral dances at inopportune moments

Men playing men, men playing women, and women doing the real work

Also, the list of plays:

The Plays of William Shakespeare

All’s Well That Ends WellAnthony and CleopatraAs You Like ItThe Comedy of ErrorsCoriolanusCymbelineHamletHenry IV, Part IHenry IV, Part IIHenry VHenry VI, Part IHenry VI, Part IIHenry VI, Part IIIHenry VIIIJulius CaesarKing JohnKing LearLove’s Labour’s LostMacbethMeasure for MeasureThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorA Midsummer Night’s DreamMuch Ado About NothingOthelloPericlesRichard IIRichard IIIRomeo and JulietThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestTimon of AthensTitus AndronicusTroilus and CressidaTwelfth NightTwo Gentlemen of VeronaA Winter’s Tale.


Geoffrey Kent

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