Monday, July 20, 2009

Shakespeare's Style

This is a short episode, we mainly did it so we could cover some ideas that we hadn't talked about previously. I hope you like hearing about Iambic Pentameter!

Links to what we talked about today:
Performance of Hamlet with 4 Hamlets
A collection of words possibly invented by Shakespeare
Metal Shakespeare
Zombie Hamlet

The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups This Review is pretty good

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Titus Andronicus

Today it's Titus Andronicus.

We had a lot of technical issues with recording this one, so there may be some audio problems; to be honest, you're lucky we got this out at all. I guess we should have said we were making all these mistakes on purpose, so as to be true to the play.

Here is the so-called "Peacham drawing", we see what is probably, from the left, two soldiers, Saturninus, Tamora, two of Titus' sons, and Aaron.

If you do some examination, you'll find that this can't be a single scene from Shakespeare, and must, therefore, be a combination of characters from different characters and scenes.

Like we mentioned in the podcast, now you can go to Amazon through this site. If you buy the stuff we link to, we will get a percentage of the sale. It'd be a help to us, but don't feel like you have to.
Titus, Starring Anthony Hopkins
Romeo x Juliet: Romeo Collection, Part 1. Here's a review on The Escapist
Titus Andronicus (Oxford World's Classics)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Episode 6: Shakespeare's Life

Here's an informational episode: Shakespeare's life. A little shorter than a usual episode.

Check it out Here.

Horace Howard Furness' Annotated Shakespeare on Google Books
Midsummer as performed by children on YouTube
Photos of a fan's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with authentic Athenian costumes!
New DVD about Playing Shakespeare: an NPR article

Shakespeare's Coat of Arms, courtesy of Wikipedia