For this month's Wildcard episode, Dan and Kevin cast ten of the most dearly departed of 2016 in their first Shakespearian roles at The Pearly Gate.
In what's becoming a holiday tradition here at No Holds Bard, we're happy to give you this year's Christmas gift: Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS converted to iambic pentameter. It was either this or a sweater, so we hope you like it.
Performed by Dan Beaulieu and Kevin Condardo. Written by Dan Beaulieu.
This week we’ll silently rejoice, do what we will with Twelfth Night, and remove Shakespeare from our podcast and replace him with poet Audre Lorde, as Penn students did this week when they removed a gigantic portrait of the Bard from the central staircase of their English building to “more fully represent the global media that are now studied."
Are you on the way to see a production of TWELFTH NIGHT? 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 ready, relate to a King, and give notes on incoming White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s abandoned screenplay adaptation of Titus Andronicus titled simply "Andronicus" that features Titus as the leader of an intergalactic army on a mission to save Planet Earth and who are forced to take human form when their mission goes awry.
In this month's Wildcard episode, we share some ideas for holiday gifts for the Shakespeare lover in your life.
This week we'll use adversity, trap tragic disaster, and guess what else Shakespeare's actors didn't clean up after themselves backstage so that archaeologists could find it during their work earlier this month at the Curtain.
Are you on the way to see a production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE? 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 be wish'd for, see who is willing to be had, and extend an invite to Emma Rice to swing by to Duel with us during her newly-discovered free time.
For this month's Wildcard episode, we sit down for an in-depth interview with the director of the first American-originated production of Jonathan Bates' play BEING SHAKESPEARE.
This week we’ll forget and forgive, review Richard’s motivations, and connect with Christopher Marlowe’s agent to see how he negotiated co-author billing for his client this week on the upcoming Oxford University Press editions of the Henry VI plays.
Are you on the way to see a production of KING LEAR? 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 cast grief shadows, examine a royal entourage, and speculate on what exactly will go down in the upcoming issue of the comic DEADPOOL where the title character "goes Shakespeare," whatever that means.
Dan and Kevin invent and play a new parlor game for Shakespeare fanatics called WILL, ACTUALLY, with the hope that it will sweep the nation and yield many tweets with high viral potential.
In this episode we'll see you what you are, turn on the green light, and dig into the new research reported on LiveScience.com this week that shows monkeys with brain implants are able to type out sections of Hamlet.
Are you on the way to see a production of OTHELLO? 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 see spiders, compare eulogies, and play Shakespeare Charades with Tom Hiddleston on Twitter using the hashtag #charadespeare.
Inspired by the hit podcast Song Exploder, Kevin and Dan spend this episode breaking down and analyzing Shakespeare's Sonnet #97.
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness every where!
And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lord's decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.
After populating the hockey team (episode 17), baseball team (episode 42), and casting this year's musical production of 1776 (episode 56) at Shakespeare High, Dan and Kevin turn to the gridiron to each draft their Fantasy Football teams with the remaining characters from the canon (boom).
This week we'll see fair and foul days, tread on the ground, and beg for comp meals for Shakespeare Chicago's Culinary Complete Works, where 38 of Chicago's most talented chefs each translate one of Shakespeare's plays into a featured dish, menu, or event at their restaurant.