TLTs Complete Works Shakespearean folly

Published 3:53 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You all know, Im sure, who says To be or not to be in one of Shakespeares plays. And what about But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!? Or Double double toil and trouble? Or If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended? Or A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!?

Yeah, but then theres The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), to play the Tryon Little Theater Workshop November 12-15 and 19-22. Betcha dont know who says (or why): But hes hit immediately by King John, that rarely performed player from the twelfth century, and hes down. Or Now, when youve had a long day your right hand chopped off, your sons murdered, your daughter raped, her tongue cut out, and both her hands chopped off well, the last thing you want to do is cook. Or Its like the themes he wrote about four hundred years ago are still relevant today. Like, what was that one he wrote about how nuclear energy affected the Soviet Union?

Playgoers, frightening but true: this cuckoo stuff will make perfect sense to you when you watch a performance of Complete Works.

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Do not come to Complete Works if you dont like to laugh. Those of you with the courage to attend and make total fools of yourselves howling with laughter, book tickets at the Workshop at 516 S. Trade Street Monday-Saturday 10-1, or by telephone at 828-859-2466. For further information, go to