Posts By: Austin Tichenor


Shakespeare’s patriotic empathy

Austin Tichenor writes about Shakespeare’s history plays, the political considerations of the day, and patriotic portrayals centuries later.



Conquering Hero: What to do about ‘Much Ado’?

Austin Tichenor explores the character complexities of Hero in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and how to address her reconciliation with Claudio.





Shakespeare in a bar

There’s a newish trend in Shakespeare performance, which is to situate the play in a bar and have least one of the actors be drinking.


Playing Richard Burbage

Austin Tichenor of the Reduced Shakespeare Company shares what it’s like to play Richard Burbage onstage in Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will.”


Making Shakespeare Pop

The tricks of this pop-up Shakespeare book, written by the Reduced Shakespeare Company and illustrated by Jennie Maizels, are a perfect way to express the theatricality of Shakespeare’s plays.