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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
23 September 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20 – $25
And now for something completely different . . .
For their final production in their 50th-anniversary year, The Stirling Players will present something completely different – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, presenting all of Shakespeare’s plays and some sonnets in less than two hours.
Part bawdy comedy, part melodrama, part parody, this is a highly energetic, irreverent and yet affectionate tribute to the one playwright whom absolutely everyone has heard of, and many may even have read.
The Complete Works reflects a shift by The Stirling Players towards encouraging younger directors and seeking a greater contrast between the two shows that it produces each year. The aim is to have at least one which is more “serious” in the sense that the audience can identify with the emotions and dilemmas portrayed. The other can be more of a chance to lighten up and have a bit of fun.
Even if it means that if some over-acting tragedian has to be stabbed with a retractable plastic sword and die on stage from a surfeit of Shakespearian quotations – Then, forsooth, so be it!