Many people have told me that as teens (and as adults) reading ability and language are the biggest bars to being able to appreciate Shakespeare, that the fear of having to read unfamiliar words aloud in front of a class is what puts most students off Shakespeare.
This is a problem I can fix. Seeing Shakespeare's works performed by animated people who understand what they are saying makes everything comprehensible and fun for the audience, not to mention it is the way the words were meant to be experienced in the first place.
Now if I can just make this mish-mosh script entertaining and make sense and fit it in to half an hour or less.
To give you a sample of the craziness of condensing Shakespeare, here is the Reduced Shakespeare Company, condensing all Shakespeare's comedies into one:
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