491: Eddie Izzard

Her solo performance of Hamlet—yes, all the parts (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern)—should be accessible to everyone. “Shakespeare is presented to people these days as ‘this is good for you.’ I’ve heard the term ‘spinach theater.’” The trick? Avoid vegetables, emphasize history, preserve the beauty of the verse: words, words, words!

Person: Shakespeare
Place: Covent Garden
Thing: a soccer ball
Randy’s Things: karaoke, paintball, ecstasy

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