No Holds Bard

The Shakespeare Podcast Shakespeare Would Have Listened To.*

NHB 080 - Silence Is The Perfectest Herald Of Joy

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."

NHB 078 - The Readiness Is All

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.

NHB 065 - Sonnet Exploder (#97)

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.

NHB 064 - Shakespeare Fantasy Football

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).