The Complete Works of Willam Shakespeare (Abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Presented with permission from Broadway Play Publishing
The Complete Works of Willam Shakespeare (Abridged) parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors. Typically, the actors use their real names and play themselves rather than specific characters. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance, with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation. The director and stage crew may also be directly involved in the performance and become characters themselves.