"I'm not the first actor to tour America with Shakespeare. There was a production of Hamlet last century by English actors touring America. They found themselves doing Hamlet for a bunch of rather appreciative cowboys. The sun was shining and they went through the full 4 1/2 hour version. And finally as the sun began to set they arrived at the curtain call. The cowboys applauded enthusiastically and there were even calls of "Author, Author," so just for a joke Rosencranz pushed Guilderstern forward; and they shot him."
"not from that huge growth industry of Shakespeare academia but rather from the theatre itself."
"so are The Fantasticks"
"The Three Caskets - The Merchant of Venice"
"done by the National Youth Theatre last season."