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Reviewing 'All the Great Books' in 98 minutes

"All the Great Books (abridged)"

If you've simply been too busy to read all of the world's great literature, the Columbia Festival of the Arts has got a time-saving program for you.

When the three-member Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "All the Great Books (abridged)" on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. at Rouse Theatre, it promises to cram dozens of famous novels into what company member Brent Tubbs describes as a "fast and furious" 98 minutes.

Here's your chance to hear pocket versions of "The Brothers Karamazov," "Little Women," "Don Quixote," "The Odyssey," "Frankenstein," "Oliver Twist" and many more. These comically...