Forced Entertainment
Complete Works
Table Top Shakespeare
36 micro-performances for limited audiences
seated on the Royce Hall Stage
Tue, Dec 6 - Sun, Dec 11
Royce Hall Stage

It’s a reminder that one person – armed with a story and some bric-a-brac – can create colossal worlds."
The Stage

One by one, over 6 days, Forced Entertainment performers condense 36 Shakespeare plays into a series of works of less than an hour each played out on a one meter tabletop – each play comically and intimately retold via a series of lovingly made miniatures and a collection of everyday unextraordinary objects.

Forced Entertainment have long had an obsession conjuring extraordinary scenes, images and narratives using condensed language with precise implications. In this remarkable departure for the company, Complete Works explores the dynamic force of narrative in a simple and idiosyncratic summary of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories and late plays, creating worlds as vivid as they are strange.
Food OptionsBeat the traffic, and join us Tuesday – Friday at 4pm for tea and scones and other late afternoon pickme-ups. Afternoon tea will also be available in the breaks on Saturday and Sunday – our marathon days. Want a more substantial meal? Lunch and dinner options are available for PRE-ORDER.
Have a pint on us!Share a pint with Forced Entertainment and fellow audience members after the final play each night - 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. The bar will be open and pouring.

Tue, Dec 6
Program A - 5pmThe Merchant of Venice + Richard II
Program B - 8pmPericles + A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wed, Dec 7
Program A - 5pmLove’s Labour’s Lost + Henry IV (part 1)
Program B - 8pmCymbeline + Macbeth
Thu, Dec 8
Program A - 5pmTitus Andronicus + Henry IV (part 2)
Program B - 8pmThe Merry Wives of Windsor + Othello
Fri, Dec 9
Program A - 5pmMuch Ado About Nothing + Henry V
Program B - 8pmThe Winter’s Tale + King Lear
Sat, Dec 10
Program A - 11amRomeo and Juliet + Henry VI (part 1) + All’s Well That Ends Well
Program B - 3pmTimon of Athens + Twelfth Night + Antony and Cleopatra
Program C - 7pmHenry VI (part 2) + Two Gentlemen of Verona + Julius Caesar + Hamlet
Sun, Dec 11
Program A - 11amCoriolanus + Henry VI (part 3) + The Taming of the Shrew
Program B - 3pmKing John + As You Like It + Troilus and Cressida
Program C - 7pmRichard III + The Comedy of Errors + Measure for Measure + The Tempest
Presented in partnership with the British Council and in conjunction with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ initiative, America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West. Additional support provided by Anne Marie Spataru.