No Holds Bard

The Shakespeare Podcast Shakespeare Would Have Listened To.*

NHB 061 - There Is A World Elsewhere

This week we'll explore other worlds, sympathize with He Who Shall Not Be Named, and examine the similarities between Ted Cruz's comments on Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention and Mark Antony's comments on Brutus at Julius Caesar's funeral.

NHB 057 - Wisely And Slow

This week we’ll go wise and slow, analyze dream analysis, and take a deeper look at the marketing strategy Shakespeare employed when applying for his coast-of-arms in 1596, as elaborated on in documents recently uncovered by Sylvia Morris at The Shakespeare Blog.

NHB 056 - 177Shx

After populating the hockey team (episode 17) and baseball team (episode 42) at Shakespeare High, Dan and Kevin turn to the Drama Department to cast a production of Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards' 1776 with characters from Shakespeare's canon. This episode features what we believe to be the only "U-S-A!" chant to ever appear on a Shakespeare podcast.

NHB 055 - The Incomplete Histories Debrief

Dan and Kevin debrief on three major things each they learned after the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company one-day, twelve hour presentation of eight of Shakespeare's histories (Richard II, Henry IV 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III). After this one we probably won't talk about the histories for a while, so enjoy!

NHB 054 - The Ills We Do, Their Ills Instruct Us So

This week we'll instruct how to do ill, step outside of Shakespeare for a moment, and read each and every one of University of Toronto associate professor Hogler Syme's 500+ tweet take-down of what he describes as the "tremendously awful" new book THE ONE KING LEAR by Sir Brian Vickers. This week's episode features a reading by Christine Penney of the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company.

NHB 051 - The Incomplete Histories

For an upcoming Seven Stages Shakespeare Company one-day, twelve hour presentation of eight of Shakespeare's histories (Richard II, Henry IV 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III), Dan and Kevin have been tasked with cutting four of the plays apiece and haven't yet had the chance to debrief about their cutting experience. They also needed to come up with something to post as a Wildcard episode for this week. Thus, this half hour. Enjoy!

NHB 050 - Home-Keeping Youth Have Ever Homely Wits

This week we'll flex our homely wits, view historical protagonists, and go after Ian McKellen for coming on to our corner with his new Shakespeare app. To celebrate our fiftieth episode, we also took some time at the end to answer questions about ourselves, which we won't do again for at least another fifty. We promise.

NHB 048 - Speak What We Feel, Not What We Ought To Say

This week we'll speak what we feel, assess entitlement, and come to grips with the realization that former NFL running back Eddie George played the title role in OTHELLO and JULIUS CAESAR at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. This week's episode features a reading from Cali Gilman (www.caligilman.com) and Kalen J. Hall (www.kalenjhall.com).

NHB 046 - To Thine Own Self Be True

This week we'll be true to ourselves, make much ado about current events, and send out the last round of invitations for the birthday party we're throwing for Billy this weekend. This week's episode features a reading by Kevin's dad, Tom Condardo.