All the Great Books (abridged)

“Inspired lunatics! Funny, funny show… Brilliant!” Charlotte Observer

“The bouncy threesome deliver a physically boisterous brand of comedy. Laugh out loud hilarious.” Trey Graham, Washington City Paper

“Raucously funny! Inspired, crazed ridiculousness!” Buffalo News

“An unpredictable and engaging good time. Multi-level humor with an intelligent undercurrent – a kind of adult Muppet Show meets The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.Buffalo Rising

“I predict that as word hits the streets on All the Great Books (abridged), it won’t be long before seats are hard to come by.” Buffalo Rising

“Literature’s greatest hits condensed into a 90-minute roller-coaster ride of hilarity.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Brilliant, surreal comedy. Street buskers for educated grown-ups. Who knew Homer was so funny? Not Simpson – the other one.” Christopher Rawson – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Very, very funny.” Arch Campbell – NBC TV

“Reduced Shakespeare Company’s sprint through the literary canon clobbers sacred cows, especially of the Dead European White Male variety. Doing instantaneous costume changes, flying through doors faster than farce, the RSC slam and shave — and sometimes revere — 89 famous texts in ways that make Cliff’s Notes read like sculpted prose. “Great Books” is goofy, irreverent fun.” San Diego Reader

“Verbally dexterous and physically agile. The show darts from satire to silliness to sophisticated irreverence.” Ed Siegel – Boston Globe

“Witty and wacky.” Veronica Lee – London Sunday Telegraph

“Truly inspired. Audiences get a huge dose of literary pretension and a maximum of goofball clowning, much of it improvised. If you’re a fan of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” this may be the show for you.” Anne Marie Walsh – San Diego Union-Tribune

“Infinitely zany.” Jane Blanchard – Washington Times

“One of the most intriguing and significant theater productions currently found in the USA.” Elysa Gardner – USA Today

“If very silly is what you want, come see how three accomplished performers can turn your literary ignorance into a polished evening’s entertainment.” Richard Wallace – Seattle Times

“ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged), the RSC’s latest rapid-fire masterpiece, is a laugh fest. They are masters at miniaturizing, prompting delirious laughter.” Emily Cary – The Virginia Journal

“All The Great Books reduces 83 of the world’s greatest books to a two-hour comic romp. English class was never this much fun. The audience loved it.” Nancye Tuttle – Lowell Sun, Massachusetts

“Two hours of comic mayhem, cleverly written and inventively directed.” Michael P. Howley – Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama

“It’s a downright funny evening in a “Hellzapoppinish” sort of way.” Alan Field – WLG Radio, Baltimore

“Smart and funny.” Heather Bowlan – Pulp, Pittsburgh

“Reason to celebrate. The RSC are highly skilled performers with buckets of charm. There is a pervasive sense of play that drives the whole thing along. All in all, it’s a clever bit of grad-school spoofing with intelligence and wit placed squarely alongside Three Stooges tomfoolery. So vibrant that large stage seemed more full of action than every single ten character, whiny Chekhov play ever produced.” Ted Hoover – Pittsburgh City Paper

“Much of the madness is the three-man company’s own brand of multi-casting, silliness, improvisational skills, physicality and snideness. ‘All The Great Books’ is just as madcap as its predecessors, but somewhat more focussed.” Michelle Pilecki – WQED FM. Pittsburgh

“An evening of farce, improv, and hilarious high jinks.” Addison DeWitt – Update, San Diego

“These three animate the novels with slapstick physicality at a breathtaking pace. You’ll thoroughly enjoy this divinely comic reduction.” Jennifer Chung – San Diego Daily Transcript

“If you relish humor, both high and low, you’re gonna love it. If you like it raucous and irreverent; low-brow on high themes; loopy, goofy and loony, then Get to Class!” Pat Launer – San Diego Theatre Scene

“Another lively show of comedy wizardry from a company that’s expert at it.” Warren Gerds – Green Bay Press-Gazette

“Intertextuality can rarely have felt so frantic or so funny.” James Smart – The Scotsman, Edinburgh

“Once again the RSC has come up with a wildly entertaining, frenetic and very funny show that does not disappoint.” Robert Mead – Essex County Standard, Great Britain

“It was fast and furious and up to their hilarious standard.” Marion Mansfield – Reading Chronicle, Great Britain

“The RSC demonstrated all the enthusiasm, flair and crystal clear delivery that have made them such a popular, long-term success.” Giles Woodforde – The Oxford Times, Great Britain

“Literature’s greatest hits, condensed into a 90-minute roller-coaster ride of hilarity.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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