Last night Rob and I saw “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” in 1 night!
It was a comedy performance from 3 very talented actors, getting Shakespeare’s key message across in an absolutely hilarious way including running scenes backwards! Shakespeare had a very generous view of human nature, based on a deep understanding of human-ness. I read in the AFR recently that “This is the finest insight Shakespeare has to offer us: self-knowledge and self-understanding are the essential starting points for understanding the world and daring to lead it.”
Each and every one of the plays was presented, just the gist. Because they covered the whole lot we could understand where Shakespeare came from; his extraordinary interest in all things human.
We really enjoyed it, even though most of the audience was younger than our children!