The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

Last night my parents, the big kids, and I went to the fine arts center at the College of Southern Maryland. It’s always fun to go there since that’s exactly where Ian and I met back in 1995. We went there this time to watch The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged). That’s all 37 Shakespeare plays, plus the sonnets, in about 90 minutes.


Cameron almost didn’t go. He didn’t think it sounded very fun until he realized that they would be performing something he’s seen before and thought was hilarious. We have The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company on DVD.

We laughed so much. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Cameron laugh so much. He pretty much didn’t stop the whole time. He just loves physical comedy and really enjoys being entertained. And there’s just something about Hamlet performed super-fast, and backwards, that really strikes you as funny.


Of course I couldn’t take pictures during the performance, but I did take one during intermission. During the histories football game, the Burger King crown they were passing got a little bit broken. It was on the floor and Cameron picked it up, hooked it together tighter to where it wasn’t broken, and put it on his head. He wore it for the entire second half.

Speaking of being able to wear the Burger King crown, that is because the set was facing the rear of the stage and the audience members were seated right on the stage facing the actors. It was a very interactive performance. I’m really glad we went. We all had a wonderful time.


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