Thursday, November 26, 2009

Henry IV, Part I

This was a lighthearted episode, appropriate since it introduces the jolly Falstaff to the podcast. Our next episode is going to be about Shakespeare as a fictional character à la the film Shakespeare In Love.

If you would like to see the Welles film Chimes at Midnight, it is available on YouTube Here. I know YouTube is less than ideal, but there are legal issues that prevent it from being released for sale.

We also endorse this film of Henry IV. I couldn't find it on Amazon, so I am providing the link through NetFlix.

Listener Sarah was cool enough to nominate us for a podcast award, you can see the other nominees and vote for us Here.

Shakespeare In The News:
This came out after we finished recording, so I'm just including the link here: This episode of NPR's Talk Of The Nation includes a segment about bringing Shakespeare to other settings and time periods.

This is the new version of Bryson's Shakespeare: The World As Stage I mentioned in this episode
Shakespeare (The Illustrated and Updated Edition)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shakespeare's England

This episode was a labour of labour. We had to record it twice, and it required a lot of research. Please enjoy!

The news story about Edward III being attributed to Shakespeare can be found Here.

The BardTube YouTube channel is Here.

Our next episode is Henry IV, Part I.

Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan & Jacobean Times

For those of you interested in reading more about the Spanish Armada, this is a great introduction to every step of the conflict, from beginning to end.
The Armada