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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.

iTunes Ratings

177 Ratings
Average Ratings
160
5
5
3
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!!

iTunes Ratings

177 Ratings
Average Ratings
160
5
5
3
4

Love

By Kris1900000 - Aug 16 2019
Read more
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

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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: 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: 22 Cue the ghost

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Hamlet 1.1 - we begin at midnight, in the cold… and already there is trouble in the air.

Mar 10 2010

37mins

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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 #6: 21 Stick it Freud!

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We begin our series on Hamlet by letting go of some of the baggage this poor play has had to carry around, while we shed some light on the myth of Hamlet’s mommy issues.

Shakespeare Pie by The FuMP, courtesy of http://music.mevio.com

Feb 23 2010

39mins

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Rank #7: 03 Wormwood Nipples!

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This is act 1 scene 2 and 3; We've got fate cooking up a little party, and a nurse who likes talking about her dugs. Yummy.

Aug 27 2008

23mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 88 Shaken Not Stirred

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1 Henry IV – Pre show/ 1.1 – We prepare for our sixth series, and find good old King Henry IV off to a halting start. Sally Brown, by Dust Rhinos, courtesy of music.mevio.com

DVD: Henry IV par 1, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Sep 04 2012

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: 127 The Balance of Excess

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Oct 06 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: 63 Downside of Regicide

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Macbeth 3.1-3.2 – Banquo has doubts as the Lord and Lady Macbeth settle into their new life of unease, suspicion, and bad dreams. Another Man's Vine, by Tom Waits, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Aug 12 2011

1hr 1min

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Rank #12: 23 Welcome to Elsinore!

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Hamlet 1.2 - Come meet the new King, his sometime sister-wife, and his chief-courtier-cousin-son, Hamlet.

Mar 24 2010

49mins

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Rank #13: 128 Lost in Illyria

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Twelfth Night – Act 1 scene 1 & 2 – There's heartbreak in Illyria as we meet Duke Orsino and the shipwrecked Viola. Featuring Matt Gordon and Eve Marie Mugar Lioness, by Kesang Marstrand, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Oct 28 2014

43mins

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Rank #14: 141 Don't Fear the Lear

Jul 08 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #15: 142 Something From Nothing

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King Lear – Act I scene 1 – The King has decided to retire and demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most, as he breaks apart the kingdom. It does not go well. Featuring: Rebecca Gross

Jul 29 2015

1hr 25mins

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Rank #16: 89 Hal and the Fat Man

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1 Henry IV 1.2 – A round of sack for everyone as we meet our wayward prince, Hal and his dissolute and debauched friend, Sir John Falstaff. Just Cant Drink Any More, by Dust Rhinos, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Sep 17 2012

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: 43 Servants of air and earth

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The Tempest 1.2b – Behind every great sorcerer, you'll find great servants- enter Ariel, and Caliban. Show me the magic! The Mermaid, by Great Big Sea, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Dec 17 2010

58mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 64 Dead Man's Party

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Macbeth 3.3-3.4 – A bloody murder is carried out while Macbeth's grand feast gets underway- hey, who invited the bloody ghost? Zombie Dance Party, by Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion, courtesy of music.mevio.com

Aug 26 2011

1hr 1min

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Rank #20: 173 Most Obscenely Done

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act I scene 2 The "rude mechanicals" gather in preparation for their great endeavor of performing a play for the Duke and Duchess.

Nov 30 2017

39mins

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203 Alas, Poor York

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Henry VI part 3 – Act I Scene 2, 3, 4 As York’s sons urge him to reconsider his oath, Margaret and Clifford unleash their fury.

Jul 31 2020

1hr 13mins

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202 The Crown Undone

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Henry VI part 3 – Act I Scene 1 

To avoid further bloodshed, King Henry makes a desperate proclamation. I’m not not sure the Queen will agree.

Jul 01 2020

1hr 14mins

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201 The White Rose Unveiled

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Henry VI part 2 – Act V Scene 1, 2, 3 

As York reaches for the crown, Yorkist and Lancastrian allies gather for the coming conflict. 

May 01 2020

1hr 24mins

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200 Kill All The Lawyers

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Henry VI part 2 – Act IV Scene 1-10

Suffolk, in disguise, sets sail into exile as Jack Cade and his Kentish rebels turn the realm upside down and inside out.

Mar 29 2020

2hr 41mins

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199 Murder In Bury

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Henry VI part 2 – Act III Scene 2, 3

As the King is about to try Gloucester’s case, a suspicious death is discovered, and there will be hell to pay.

Feb 29 2020

1hr 27mins

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198 The Laboring Spider

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Henry VI part 2 – Act III Scene 1 

As Gloucester falls, York rises. 

Jan 31 2020

1hr 22mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

177 Ratings
Average Ratings
160
5
5
3
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!!