This week we’ll blow feathers, examine gender, and get to the bottom of the recent survey taken by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where 31% of children aged 11 to 18 were unable to identy Shakespeare as a playwright from a list of celebrities.
This week we’ll definitely live, trouble our legacies, and reserve our ticket to San Weng, Fuzhou, China, where the local government has recently gained the approval of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to create the first copies of the houses in which Shakespeare was born and died.
Are you on the way to see a production of DOUBLE FALSEHOOD? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.
This week we’ll get to it anon, search for sympathy, and bring in our crack legal team to dissect the newly found documents that show Will’s father John Shakespeare was harassed by Crown informers, which very well may have influenced Will’s attitude towards power and class (aka that dang gub’mint).
Dan and Kevin finally attempt a Wildcard episode they've been dreaming of since the podcast started - a Mystery Science 3000 / RiffTrax-style commentary track to the episode of 90's kids show WISHBONE - PRINCE OF WAGS where Wishbone finally took on Shakespeare.
To maximize your listening experience, you can watch the episode in real time with us; the version we viewed is available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_rf6s5h2-g.
For this month's Wildcard episode we throw ten duel questions at Will Sutton, memorizer of all 154 sonnets, mad genius behind iloveshakespeare.com and shakespearekaraoke.com, and actual friend (and listener!) of the podcast.
This week we’ll live free of shame, shoot on some heroine, and dive deep on the brewing brouhaha the New York Post reported on this week between the Public Theater and the Federal Aviation Administration regarding helicopters interrupting Shakespeare in the Park.
Are you on the way to see a production of TIMON OF ATHENS? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.
This week we’ll woo with urgency, shine the green light on King Lear, and break down a few of the 2600 new sonnets created by a sonnet writing bot created by researchers at IBM Research Australia, the University of Toronto, and the University of Melbourne.
Dan and Kevin go through the top fifty Shakespeare characters (based on line load) and create their individual Top 25 power rankings of which roles are the most impressive to play.
This week we’ll rough it out, seek motivation, and tip our cap to Ian McKellan and his retirement from Shakespeare, as he has promised his current run of King Lear will be his final spin with the Bard (and no one ever goes back on saying they’re retired from one specific type of performance).
Are you on the way to see a production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.
This week we’ll sin, question a sequel, and pat Tom Hanks on the back for riffing on Shakespeare for four minutes, here on hour 125 or so of our original Bard-related BS.
Are you on the way to see a production of HENRY VI PART THREE? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.
Inspired by Good Tickle Brain's Shakespeare World Cup 2018 (https://goodticklebrain.com/home/2018/6/7/shakespeare-world-cup-2018-the-teams), the boys put on their best sports radio voices and break down the brackets to decide who they think would bring home the Bard's gold.
Dan and Kevin welcome special and long overdue guest Christine Penney as the three discuss the highs and lows of the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company's Antoniad, a continuous one-day, seven-ish hour presentation of the plays linked in the Antonio fan theory we discussed way back in Episode 21 - Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing.
This week we’ll pluck up, explore Juliet’s options, and apologize profusely for our two-weeks absence from your podcast dials.
Inspired by a request from Emily Gams, the boys create a chain of motifs linking all 38 plays in the Canon one by one.
This week we’ll negotiate fair terms, gain from reading, and celebrate our 154th episode by breaking some legitimate Shakespeare news based on recent discoveries from your boys at NHB.
We keep our monthly Wildcard episode but so-so this week as we take a trip down memory lane to revisit our favorite Duel answers from Episodes 49-70.