Rank #1: 180 The Road To Richard
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
Rank #2: 127 The Balance of Excess
Twelfth Night – Series number nine sheds the enormity of history, in favor of a comedy, where anything goes, as long as it's paid for.
Brought to you by, Paul Ammann, Paul Jackson, Jason McDonald, Scott Maxwell, and Philip Hickman.
- To Each Their Own
- The Letterpress Shakespeare
- Stewarty: Twelfth Night
- Hudson Valley Shakespeare – Twelfth Night, 2008
- Twelfth Night (6 Jan. 1969
- Twelfth Night (1988 TV movie)
- Twelfth Night (Russia, 1978)
- Twelfth Night (1996 movie)
- Twelfth Night (Globe, 2012)
- Twelfth Night (PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, 1998)
- Twelfth Night (Stratford Festival: Canada, 2011)
- Stratford Festival
Oct 06 2014
Rank #3: 101 House of a Thousand Windows
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
Rank #4: 128 Lost in Illyria
Oct 28 2014
Rank #5: 172 Love Is A Battlefield
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act I scene 1 – Conflicts abound four days before the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta.
Oct 31 2017
Rank #6: 141 Don't Fear the Lear
King Lear – We begin series number ten with an introduction to Shakespeare's hardcore tragedy about a King and his three daughters. We talk history, Quarto vs.Folio, and breakdown an impossible persona.
- Peter Brook, Lear
- Shakespeare Uncovered: King Lear with Christopher Plummer
- Fool, by Christopher Moore
Jul 08 2015
Rank #7: 44 "For I am nothing if not critical"
The Tempest in review! In this episode, we'll take a look at Julie Taymor's version of 'The Tempest', as well as a few other versions, like Forbidden Planet and Shakespeare Behind Bars. Cheers To You, by Dust Rhinos, courtesy of music.mevio.com
Dec 17 2010
Rank #8: 40 The Tempest blows!
Oct 28 2010
Rank #10: 181 Too Famous To Live
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
Rank #11: 22 Cue the ghost
Mar 10 2010
Rank #12: 43 Servants of air and earth
Dec 17 2010
Rank #14: 41 Don't rock the Boatswain
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
Rank #15: 74 Condemned to Repeat
Richard II pre show - We begin our 5th series with an epic battle between the forces of history, vs. the pen of Shakespeare... sorry History, you lose.
Jan 28 2012
Rank #16: 182 The Maid Of Orléans
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
Rank #17: 98 A Trim Reckoning
Mar 09 2013
Rank #18: 140 Twelfth Night
May 20 2015
Rank #19: 21 Stick it Freud!
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
Rank #20: 42 Dark backward abysm of time
The Tempest 1.2a – Safe on dry land, it’s story time as we meet a couple exiles; Prospero and his young daughter, Miranda. If you fall asleep, blame it on the magic. Another Man's Vine, by Tom Waits, courtesy of music.mevio.com
From listener Jackie, we are alerted to free Shakespeare; King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth can all be found at: PBS Great Performances
Dec 01 2010