SHAKESPEARE'S LAST NIGHT OUT (OR "WHAT? YOU, WILL??")

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ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution, bitter lemons says "sweet" · June 20, 2015
With Alistair Cooper on guitar, Allison Sulock on everything else, and Jeff Sumner directing, Shakespeare's Last Night Out is a wonderful show, both funny and touching, that should not be missed!... full review

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MORNA MURPHY MARTELL theatre spoken here says "sweet" · September 16, 2015
This is no solemn impersonation of a faceless icon, but a flesh and blood entertainment that gives meaning to what makes a genius. You’ll enjoy Shakespeare’s last night out, carousing with you as he confides his sometimes regretful past, and you’ll learn a few truths you never imagined.... full review

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ELLEN DOSTAL broadwayworld says "sweet" · September 16, 2015
That for all its rowdy comedy, bawdy innuendo and drunken delights, Michael Shaw Fisher has written, and performs, a piece that reveals Shakespeare's heart in moments of genuine vulnerability making it more than simply a passing fringe fancy. This one man 75-minute Elizabethan tavern musical could easily tour the country in every intimate venue, educational setting, pub or cabaret house smart enough to book it.... full review

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TRACEY PALEO gia on the move, bitter lemons says "sweet" · September 19, 2015
Michael Shaw Fisher’s delivery is more than mere characterization, he is a near apotheosis of our beloved Will yet “most plain”. Fisher gives us a highly moving, distinctive portrait of a dreamer/actor/writer who was simply a man.... full review

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VANESSA CATE stage raw says "sweet" · September 30, 2015
Fisher is a bit of magic himself, and he is the perfect choice to bring his own work to life. The way he charms and serenades the crowd — delivering lines which are both relatable and, well, Shakespearian — and offers up a William Shakespeare who is above all else a dreamer is refreshing. Director Jeff Sumner harnesses that power and charisma to complete the transformation of one little backroom bar into Shakespeare’s world.... full review

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IRIS SCHNEIDER la observed says "sweet" · October 05, 2015
Indeed, it was an impressive performance, one that kept the audience totally engaged for the full 75-minute piece. I felt like even if I were the only person in the theater, Shaw would have played it no differently, giving it all he had, playing Shakespeare with humor, heart and honor. ... full review

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STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS la weekly says "sweet" · October 06, 2015
For sheer entertainment value and uncanny comic timing, Shaw’s dozen-song impersonation of an alcoholic and dissipated Shakespeare on the eve of his death — defending his authorship from posterity’s naysayers — can’t be beat.... full review

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JD MARKEL shaksper says "sweet" · December 14, 2015
The author and actor of the “one-man” show (with two musicians), touted as a “tavern musical,” is Michael Shaw Fisher. He is great, the show is great, one can discover similar sentiments on the web. But what is nowhere else described is the show’s close Shakespearean interfaces. I highly recommend it, the last performance in Los Angeles this year being December 13. ... full review

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