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The show dedicated to revealing the plays of William Shakespeare as tasty entertainment for today’s hungry audience. Be you actor or observer, this show offers a fresh look at some very old goods.

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The show dedicated to revealing the plays of William Shakespeare as tasty entertainment for today’s hungry audience. Be you actor or observer, this show offers a fresh look at some very old goods.

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By Kris1900000 - Aug 16 2019
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Best podcast on Shakespeare ever

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By jdojsiijaisiijijojoj - Mar 18 2019
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new favorite podcast! just great content!!

iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
148
3
4
2
4

Love

By Kris1900000 - Aug 16 2019
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Best podcast on Shakespeare ever

wow!

By jdojsiijaisiijijojoj - Mar 18 2019
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new favorite podcast! just great content!!
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Chop Bard

Latest release on Dec 27, 2019

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The show dedicated to revealing the plays of William Shakespeare as tasty entertainment for today’s hungry audience. Be you actor or observer, this show offers a fresh look at some very old goods.

Rank #1: 180 The Road To Richard

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Henry VI part 1 – Intro – Is this Shakespeare? What’s Stylometry? Were there any famous Elizabethan pamphleteers? All of these questions, plus a recap of the previous (second) tetralogy, and more, in our introduction to part one of Henry VI.

Jul 07 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #2: 172 Love Is A Battlefield

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act I scene 1 – Conflicts abound four days before the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta.

Oct 31 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: 171 Living The Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – An Introduction – Our Dream begins with some useful information to help us navigate this strange journey.

Sep 29 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: 40 The Tempest blows!

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The Tempest – We begin our third series with one of Shakespeare’s last plays: on a mysterious island, inhabited by spirits, monsters and survivors… wait, is this about Lost? Leis a lurrighan, by Ceili Moss, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Oct 28 2010

39mins

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Rank #5: 57 Hello darkness

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Macbeth 1.1-2 – We begin with witches, meet King Duncan, and hear news of a bloody battle. I mean lots of blood... Buckets. Rivers of blood, and Macbeth isn't even on stage yet.

In the Past, by Satan's Pilgrims, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Stuff You Missed In History Class : Why did a riot start over Shakespeare? 1/5/11

May 20 2011

44mins

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Rank #6: 158 Tragical-Comical-Pastoral... Romance?

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The Winter's Tale – Intro, and Act I scene 1 – A sad tale may be best for winter, but Shakespeare had something else in mind. Come join us in the Kingdom of Sicilia, where everything is just swell.

Sep 14 2016

51mins

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Rank #7: 181 Too Famous To Live

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Henry VI part 1 – Act I Scene 1 At the foot of Henry V’s coffin, messengers deliver bad news from France. Winchester goes to the dark side.

Scott’s Law - Connecting the use of Thou vs. You with personal space.

  • “Character A might call Character B "thou" if and only if Character A would be allowed to step into Character B's personal space.” - Scott Maxwell
  • Use You: to address someone of equal, or greater personal space. Use Thou: to address someone with lesser, or shared personal space.

Aug 05 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: 111 A Background of Division

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Henry V – We begin our 8th series with a little history, a touch of perspective, and a lot of strife, in an effort to have a great war!

The blessings of Union can only be understood against a background of division.” – Edward Hall

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Nov 11 2013

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Rank #9: 110 The Episode for Actors

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On this special episode we take an in depth look at the craft of acting Shakespeare; The tools, skills, and awareness you must develop in order to competently serve an audience.

Oct 23 2013

1hr 42mins

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Rank #10: 41 Don't rock the Boatswain

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The Tempest 1.1 – A ship bound for Naples, is caught in a violent storm. If you thought Ophelia had “too much of water”, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Lovesong, by Dont be a Stranger, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Nov 11 2010

41mins

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Rank #11: 102 Fillip Me With A Three-Man Beetle

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2 Henry IV 1.2 - 1.3 – Things are looking pretty bleak for the realm as Falstaff waddles back into our lives along with a whole new batch of rebels.

May 29 2013

1hr 16mins

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Rank #12: 56 Difficult to stage effectively

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Macbeth- Pre-show. Time to start our series on one of Shakespeare's darkest plays. It's all fun and games until you start slipping around in the gore.

She's a witch, by Oland, courtesy of music.mevio.com

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  1. Death Time/Weather/Nature
  2. Order the need of order is ever present
  3. Love or close cousins: Jealousy & Hatred
  4. Transformation high to low, low to high, hero to tragic figure, etc.
  5. Sovereignty Who owns me: my destiny, my body, my property, my virginity, etc.

May 06 2011

41mins

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Rank #13: 112 Cue the Muse

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Henry V 1.0-1.1 – Turns out, this play is full of actors only pretending to wage war. The Archbishop of Canterbury tries to save the church.

Opening music: "Devastation and Revenge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Nov 27 2013

47mins

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Rank #14: 101 House of a Thousand Windows

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2 Henry IV Prologue-1.1 – We jump back into the unstable world of Henry IV as the slanderous tongue of Rumour works its way through the land and into eager ears.

Brought to you by, Paul Ammann, Caroline Foty, Ken Whitaker with Tom Synnott-Bell as Rumour featuring Aftermath by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

May 11 2013

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: 192 Ambition Follows

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Henry VI part 2 – Act I Scene 1

Suffolk returns from France with England’s new Queen, Margaret. Cardinal Beaufort sows discord against Gloucester.

Aug 07 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #16: 61 Sleep no more

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Macbeth 2.1-2.2 – Darkness, screeching owls, daggers of the mind, and unseen voices in the night can only mean one thing: So long Duncan, we hardly knew you. You Can Never Hold Back Spring, by Tom Waits, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Jul 15 2011

51mins

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Rank #17: 60 Witch slapped

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Macbeth 1.7 – Macbeth makes a decision, but it doesn't sit well with the wife, and Lady Macbeth unleashes her gentle powers of persuasion. Darkness Falls, by Sixty Miles Down, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Jul 02 2011

55mins

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Rank #18: 106 Past is Prologue

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2 Henry IV 3.1-3.2 – King Henry finally appears in his own play, while Falstaff travels out into the country––taking the long road to York––pricking as he goes.

Aug 01 2013

1hr 20mins

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Rank #19: 75 The Lion Rampant

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Richard II Act I scene 1-2 – Blood must answer for blood, as Richard tries in vain to tame two of his "leopards", and an old Duchess cries out for vengeance.

Feb 10 2012

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: 59 Look who's coming to dinner!

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Macbeth 1.5-6 – Lady Macbeth learns of the honors and events that have fallen upon her gentle husband... and fate is sending a very special guest her way. One Bad Woman, by Nathan Wiley, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Jun 17 2011

49mins

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197 Tangled

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Henry VI part 2 – Act II Scene 2, 3, 4

York confides in his friends. Henry delivers his judgment. Peter thumps Horner. Humphrey and Eleanor part forever.

Dec 27 2019

1hr 16mins

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196 Report of Naughty Persons

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Henry VI part 2 – Act II Scene 1 

King Henry and Queen Margaret, accompanied by quarreling nobles, are hawking in St. Albans when they encounter a miracle.

Nov 29 2019

49mins

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195 Within The Hallowed Verge 

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Henry VI part 2 – Act I Scene 4

The witch, conjuror, and priest promised by John Hume, gather in Gloucesters garden where they will raise a spirit to answers Dame Eleanor’s 3 questions. 

Oct 31 2019

45mins

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194 Enter La Queen

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Henry VI part 2 – Act I Scene 3

Queen Margaret confides in Suffolk. Gloucester is beset with slanders. A mechanical’s petition casts doubt on York. The King barely speaks.

Sep 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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193 Mrs. Protector

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Henry VI part 2 – Act I Scene 2

Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, knows how to overcome a base and humble mind.

Aug 29 2019

39mins

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192 Ambition Follows

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Henry VI part 2 – Act I Scene 1

Suffolk returns from France with England’s new Queen, Margaret. Cardinal Beaufort sows discord against Gloucester.

Aug 07 2019

1hr 7mins

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191 Ash and Desire

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Henry VI part 1 – Act V Scene 4, 5 

Joan makes her fiery exit as France agrees to peace, and Henry chooses his Queen.

Jun 22 2019

1hr 23mins

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190 The Once and Future Queen

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Henry VI part 1 – Act V Scene 1, 2, 3

An older King Henry still follows Gloucesters lead, as Winchester becomes a Cardinal, Joan despairs, and Margaret makes an impression.

May 31 2019

1hr 18mins

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189 Icarus

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Henry VI part 1 – Act 4 Scene 2-7

As Talbot and son fight for their lives at Bordeaux, York and Somerset bicker over blame from a distance.

Apr 30 2019

1hr 35mins

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188 Two Crowns One King

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Henry VI part 1 – Act IV Scene 1

In Paris, with his second coronation, Henry is now king of England and France, but the moment is eclipsed by traitors and petty squabbles.

Mar 31 2019

1hr 22mins

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187 Twit Me Not

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Henry VI part 1 – Act III Scene 2, 3, 4Taunts are hurled from the walls of Rouen. Joan puts Burgundy’s loyalty to the test as King Henry arrives in Paris.

Feb 28 2019

1hr 29mins

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186 Enter The King

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Henry VI part 1 – Act III Scene 1 Even though he is only a child, King Henry VI makes his first appearance in order to stop the feuding between Gloucester and Winchester… oh, and to restore Richard Plantagenet as the rightful Duke of York.

Jan 31 2019

1hr 12mins

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185 Plucking Roses

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Henry VI part 1 – Act II Scene 4, 5 An argument in the Temple Garden turns the red and white roses there into symbols of enmity. Richard Plantagenet pays a visit to his dying uncle and discovers his destiny.

Dec 30 2018

1hr 21mins

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184 Bizarre Interlude

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Henry VI part 1 – Act 2 Scene 1, 2, 3 The historic loss of Orléans was too much to bear, therefore we will follow Talbot on a much more satisfying fantasy adventure.

Nov 29 2018

1hr 4mins

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183 None Shall Pass

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Henry VI part 1 – Act I Scenes 3, 4, 5 (6) It’s not looking good. Gloucester is locked out of the tower. Talbot returns from captivity, only to witness the English lose ground to the French led by Joan.

Oct 20 2018

1hr 37mins

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182 The Maid Of Orléans

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Henry VI part 1 – Act I Scene 2 Charles the Dauphin and his followers made a strong start, but their momentum falters at Orléans. Perhaps their siege needs a woman’s touch.

Sep 07 2018

56mins

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181 Too Famous To Live

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Henry VI part 1 – Act I Scene 1 At the foot of Henry V’s coffin, messengers deliver bad news from France. Winchester goes to the dark side.

Scott’s Law - Connecting the use of Thou vs. You with personal space.

  • “Character A might call Character B "thou" if and only if Character A would be allowed to step into Character B's personal space.” - Scott Maxwell
  • Use You: to address someone of equal, or greater personal space. Use Thou: to address someone with lesser, or shared personal space.

Aug 05 2018

1hr 3mins

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180 The Road To Richard

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Henry VI part 1 – Intro – Is this Shakespeare? What’s Stylometry? Were there any famous Elizabethan pamphleteers? All of these questions, plus a recap of the previous (second) tetralogy, and more, in our introduction to part one of Henry VI.

Jul 07 2018

1hr 29mins

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179 All Is Mended

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act V scene 1 – To celebrate the triple wedding, and conclude our play, the rude mechanicals take to the stage, and live their dream at last.

Apr 23 2018

1hr 39mins

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178 Bottom's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act IV scene 1 & 2 – The dream is ending. With the coming of dawn the mortal world takes hold, but some enchantments remain.

Mar 31 2018

1hr

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iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
148
3
4
2
4

Love

By Kris1900000 - Aug 16 2019
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Best podcast on Shakespeare ever

wow!

By jdojsiijaisiijijojoj - Mar 18 2019
Read more
new favorite podcast! just great content!!