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.
For this month's Wildcard episode we throw ten duel questions at Ben Crystal, co-writer of Shakespeare's Words and The Shakespeare Miscellany, author of Shakespeare on Toast - Getting A Taste for the Bard, explorer of original practices in Shakespeare rehearsal and production, producer, actor, and actual listener of the podcast. You can check out Ben's work at the recently revised ShakespearesWords.com or his personal website at bencrystal.com.
Inspired by the hit podcast Song Exploder, Kevin and Dan spend this episode breaking down and analyzing Shakespeare's Sonnet #40.
Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;
What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;
All mine was thine before thou hadst this more.
Then, if for my love thou my love receivest,
I cannot blame thee for my love thou usest;
But yet be blamed, if thou thyself deceivest
By wilful taste of what thyself refusest.
I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief,
Although thou steal thee all my poverty:
And yet, love knows, it is a greater grief
To bear love’s wrong than hate’s known injury.
Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows,
Kill me with spites; yet we must not be foes.
This week we’ll be brained madly, explore gateway Shakespeare, and dig in on the text of the eighth Shakespearian Star Wars adaptation, Jedi the Last, which came out this month.
Are you on the way to see a production of HENRY VI PART TWO? 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 add water to the sea, become tragic avengers, and give our reviews of the 113-second video in which Andrew Scott makes it through 12.5 lines of verse that is taking the Shakespeare internet community by storm.
Are you on the way to see a production of HENRY VI PART ONE? 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 will our causes, find a common theme, and go after Shakespeare for reports that he himself may have annotated a copy of the 16th century copy of one of the source texts for Hamlet, since we came up with annotating copies of Shakespeare plays first.
For this month's Wildcard episode we throw ten duel questions at Madeline Sayet, a recipient of the White House Champion of Change award and a member of the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. You can find Madeline at https://www.madelinesayet.com.
This week we’ll power our ifs, go gulling, and offer our tutoring services to Tom Hanks in advance of his upcoming Los Angeles theater debut as he takes on Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV.
For this month's Wildcard we're trying out a new format - Prose and Verses. In each P&V episode, one of the boys will take a controversial position on a Shakespearian matter and the other will defend what is perceived to be the popular opinion on the issue in a Lincoln-Douglas-inspired long-form debate
This week we’ll riddle you this, melt some solid flesh, and introduce our brand new spinoff podcast about George North, the author from the 1570s that Shakespeare apparently stole up to twenty monologues throughout the canon from as discovered by plagiarism software this week.
Are you on the way to see a production of CYMBELINE? 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 derive knowledge, sell a king, and see which of our U.K. listeners will be the first to send us the two pound coin commemorating Shakespeare’s histories put out by the Royal Mint in 2016 and yet still not in either of our possessions.
Dan and Kevin return to everyone's favorite Shakespeare party game, WILL, ACTUALLY, to discuss the most obvious themes in ROMEO AND JULIET.
For this month's Wildcard, we are joined by four of our nearest and dearest to draft five institutional Shakespeare theater seasons from the canon - with each play being pulled from everyone else's board once it is selected. We tried this for the first time back in Episode 90 - so here we go for round two!
Special thanks to our brave and brilliant guests:
Jenn Deon (persistencetheatre.com)
Brett Elliott (kingsmenshakespeare.org)
Mya Gosling (goodticklebrain.com)
Lesley Schisgall Currier (marinshakespeare.org)
This week, we'll like them apples, explore if there is a second thing to talk about in Midsummer, and await our royalty check from the Silicon Valley Shakespeare Company who just last week put on a 48-hour play festival called ShakesSports, an event with the teaser: "The MacBeths playing hockey? Midsummer Fairies having a hand at a tennis match? King Lear playing quidditch? Our writers will explore what happens when sports gets thrown into a Shakespeare classic."
This week we’ll see is’t real, get drummers drumming, and plot how we’re going to squeeze our way into the relationship between Second Sight Spirits and Froghammer Shakespeare, who just collaborated to release a hazelnut liqueur called “Queen Mab” that we don’t understand why we haven’t received a courtesy bottle of yet.