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"A bright, breezy, and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features, and excerpts from the shows!" So said The Telegraph (UK) when it named the RSC Podcast one of its Top Podcasts. Backstage drama. Touring trauma. Famous Guests. Infamous quests. Literary analysis. No urinalysis. All this and less – on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast. Find old podcast episodes here. It’s “All Things Reduced” every Monday – and it’s free!

"A bright, breezy, and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features, and excerpts from the shows!" So said The Telegraph (UK) when it named the RSC Podcast one of its Top Podcasts. Backstage drama. Touring trauma. Famous Guests. Infamous quests. Literary analysis. No urinalysis. All this and less – on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast. Find old podcast episodes here. It’s “All Things Reduced” every Monday – and it’s free!
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Washington, D.C.

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"A bright, breezy, and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features, and excerpts from the shows!" So said The Telegraph (UK) when it named the RSC Podcast one of its Top Podcasts. Backstage drama. Touring trauma. Famous Guests. Infamous quests. Literary analysis. No urinalysis. All this and less – on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast. Find old podcast episodes here. It’s “All Things Reduced” every Monday – and it’s free!

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English


Episodes

Episode 566. Captain Picard’s Autobiography

10/16/2017
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David A. Goodman (author of Federation: The First 150 Years and The Autobiography of James T. Kirk) returns to talk about his new book The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard, the definitive chronicle of Starfleet’s most inspirational captain. David discusses how his television writing helps … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:21:56


Episode 565. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

10/9/2017
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Paul Edmondson, in addition to being a scholar, author, editor, educator, poet, and priest in the Church of England, is the head of research and knowledge for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the UK’s oldest conservation charity and our host for … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:22:21


POP-UP SHAKESPEARE Launches at Shakespeare Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon!

10/7/2017
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On September 24, 2017, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon hosted illustrator Jennie Maizels and co-author Austin Tichenor at a special event celebrating the publication of their new book Pop-Up Shakespeare. Jennie created wonderful props and costumes for Austin to wear … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:23:22


Episode 563. Orville Family Guy

9/25/2017
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David Goodman is the executive producer of the The Orville, the futuristic sci-fi comedy adventure created by (and starring) Seth MacFarlane. David discusses his 30 year (so far) career in television, writing on everything from the Golden Girls to Star … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:23:38


Episode 562. Reframing The Shrew

9/18/2017
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Ron West, whose adaptation of The Comedy of Errors won a Jeff Award for best adaptation when Chicago Shakespeare Theatre produced it in 2008, is back at Chicago Shakes with a new framing device for Barbara Gaines’ all female production of … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:18:57


Episode 561. Fall Tour Preview

9/11/2017
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Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor preview all our upcoming fall dates: four shows in three countries, ten states, and thirteen cities, performed by a dozen or so actors! Featuring news about The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], All the Great Books … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:18:16


Episode 560. Water Will Come

9/5/2017
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Jeff Goodell (left, shown touring Alaska with President Obama) is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and the author of “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.” In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:18:21


Episode 559. Technical Theatre Textbook

8/29/2017
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As students and teachers head back to school, it’s the perfect time to talk to Tal Sanders, assistant professor of theatre at Pacific University in Oregon, who has written a new textbook about technical theatre — and it’s absolutely free! … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:24:13


Episode 558. Theatre In Chicago

8/21/2017
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On the occasion of its world premiere (and Broadway-bound) production of Trevor: The Musical, Writers Theatre artistic director Michael Halberstam talks about the Chicago theatre community, its evolving so-called “style”, and the state of musical theatre (and theatre generally) in … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:20:41


Episode 557. Potted Potter P’nomenon

8/15/2017
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Daniel Clarkson is the co-creator of the international (and un-reduced) sensation Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience. Dan talks about that unauthorized aspect and reveals other tidbits about the show’s origins, his (cough) comic heroes, the challenges of compressing seven … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:19:44


Episode 556. Abridged Too Far?

8/7/2017
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We premiered our one-hour version of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last week, and RSC UK cast members Joseph Maudsley, Matt Pearson, and James Percy discuss the ups and downs of further reduction. Featuring problems … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:20:29


Episode 555. The Improv Nerd

7/31/2017
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Jimmy Carrane is an improviser, teacher, and creator/host of “The Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane” Podcast, and last week he sat down with me on a beautiful Chicago morning to chat with me about his improv and performing philosophies. Featuring great … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:19:52


Episode 554. Curtain Call Online

7/24/2017
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John Schwab talks about how Curtain Call the book (left) has become Curtain Call the online community, a place for theatre professionals and fans where the shows live on after they close, built for theatre people by theatre people. Featuring celebration … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:19:52


Episode 553. We Review ‘Will’

7/17/2017
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Have you seen Will, the new TNT series that imagines the so-called ‘lost-years’ of William Shakespeare as a world in which Shakespeare in Love meets The Clash? We review the first two episodes with New York Times best-selling novelist Christopher Moore, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:22:01


Episode 552. Director Christopher Edwards

7/10/2017
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Christoper V. Edwards is directing this summer’s non-RSC production of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and he talks to us about how he got the job and how rehearsals are going (it opens … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:25:17


Episode 551. Ringling Brothers Memories

7/3/2017
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Since the 146-year-old institution folded up its tents back in May, Reed Martin (pictured) reminisces about his days touring with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Featuring lost livelihoods, evolving tentpoles, the wild contrast between onstage and offstage antics, outdated economic models, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:19:20


Episode 550. Bay Area Actor

6/26/2017
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When he’s not touring with us, Teddy Spencer makes his living as an actor in the San Francisco Bay Area, and on this week’s podcast he explains how he manages to do it. Featuring the challenges of the itinerant actor, the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:20:29


Episode 549. Remembering A.R. Gurney

6/19/2017
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Our good friend Howard Sherman remembers his good friend A.R. Gurney, the celebrated playwright and so-called “chronicler of contemporary America’s most unfashionable social stratum — upper-middle-class WASPS” (according to Frank Rich), who died this week at the age of 86. … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:21:27


Episode 548. What About Cellphones?

6/12/2017
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Several high-profiles performers (including Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, and Hugh Jackman) have recently stopped their live performances on Broadway to chastise an audience member for distracting everyone with a ringing or bright cellphone. But is the solution more distracting than … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:19:56


Episode 547. Playing The Festivals

6/5/2017
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There’s something about a festival crowd…Our recent three-performance appearance at the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk inspired memories of appearances we’ve made at other festivals over the years: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Just For Laughs, Serious Fun at Lincoln … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:20:21

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