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Austin Tichenor

Connection to Illinois: Tichenor has lived in Chicago for over 15 years.

Biography: Austin Tichenor is the artistic director of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and the co-author of Pop-Up Shakespeare (illustrated by Jennie Maizels); the irreverent reference book Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged); and the stage comedies William Shakespeares Long Lost First Play (abridged) and Hamlets Big Adventure!

  • ''Pop-up Shakespeare'',
  • -- Starred Reviews - Kirkus and Publishers Weekly

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children


Selected Titles

Pop-up Shakespeare /
ISBN: 9780763698744 OCLC: 1003847603

"Discover beloved playwright William Shakespeare's plays and poetry in this spectacular novelty book from the Reduced Shakespeare Company comedy troupe. Featuring dramatic pop-ups and foldouts and loaded with jokes and fascinating facts, this hilariously informative and fully immersive look into the Bard's world invites you to experience Shakespeare's works as you've never seen them before!" -- Back cover.

Reduced Shakespeare: The Attention-Impaired Reader's Guide to the World's Best Playwright

Hyperion 2006