Sunday, November 7, 2010

Season 2 Premiere

So we're into Season 2.

Our next episode is about As You Like It.

Our Intro/Outro music is available Here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hosting Problems

NEWS: I've found a new host, everything is fine.

The website we've been using to host our episodes, Dropbox, has decided that we've been using too much bandwidth. I don't blame them, but we're without service for the moment. I'll be working on some sort of solution in the near future.

I'd still endorse Dropbox for those people who want to store or transfer files through a website.

Thanks for your patience.

EDIT: It turns out a lot of our episodes weren't being hosted on Dropbox, all of the items before Henry IV, Part II are still available.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Henry V

Henry V has some of the greatest speeches of all time. Here's a youtube clip of one of them. You can listen to our episode about it Here.

Our next episode is our season finalè, so please give us some questions or subjects to talk about!

The script we used to record this episode is after the break

Saturday, July 31, 2010


This month's episode is Villains, and here it is!

Trying to figure out some way to continue hosting old episodes, sorry if you accidentally re-downloaded the first episode on iTunes.

Our next episode is Henry V.

Episode Outline after the break.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I said we'd have the podcast out by the end of the month, and here it is, with an hour and 45 minutes to go. We'll have a vote about the content of the next episode.

Othello With Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh
Othello With Laurence Olivier

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The First Folio

The First Folio seems like a dry subject, but it's the only way we could talk about some of the most important documents in Shakespeare's record: the poems at the beginning of the book, and the Droeshout Portrait.

Thanks, Wikipedia!
Places you can see the First Folio:
 Plain Text Version

Next Episode is about Othello
Episode Outline after the break.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona isn't going to win any awards, but it's a fun play. We used an entirely new format for this episode, focusing on character instead of doing a scene by scene analysis. Let us know what you think!

Next Episode: The First Folio

Episode outline after the break:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Shakespeare's Sources

Episode 20! Hooray!

This one is about Shakespeare's Sources, although that doesn't take us too long, so the second half is about news that's cropped up lately.

There's a special moment of action at the end, where we roll a die to randomly decide what play to do next. I'm not going to spoil it here.

Lists of Shakespeare's Sources 

Links to Shakespeare's Individual Sources
Holinshed's Chronicles

Although we mention the Geneva Bible as one of Shakespeare's sources, we didn't really give it the proper historical context as one of the most significant Bibles in English history. This Wikipedia article does it proper justice.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

When it comes to the Authorship question, newly brought to attention by this Anonymous film, we suggest you visit, and more specifically, this page of the website, which disembowels their absurd methodology.

Enter the Whole Army: A Pictorial Study of Shakespearean Staging, 1576-1616

This book is the most concise and well written analysis of what makes Shakespeare's plays. You can find it at various online stores if you're willing to look around. I highly suggest it.
The New Temple Shakespeare: William Shakespeare a Commentary
Author: Ridley M. R.
Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons

Outline after the break:

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, and this is our longest episode.

We were happy to talk about the Astor Place Riots, you can see more stuff about it on Wikipedia Here.

It would be easy for us to provide the outlines that we use to produce these podcasts, would you guys be interested in seeing those? Please leave us a comment if you'd like to see them.

Slings & Arrows: The Complete Collection I can't recommend this show enough: it encompasses the "feeling" and "meaning" of Shakespeare more than any program I've ever seen.
Throne of Blood - Criterion Collection Akira Kurosawa's Japanese version of Macbeth
Scotland, PA: A humorous modern retelling of Macbeth in a modern restaurant setting. Includes Christopher Walken!
Wyrd Sisters The amazing Terry Pratchett takes on Macbeth in a Fantasy setting. Fantastic, like all Terry Pratchett.
Enter Three Witches This is an OK book. I'd only recommend it if you wanted a young teen or tween to read a more PG 13 version of Macbeth.

Macbeth: The DVD Edition (Folger Shakespeare Library) A fan suggested this one. I haven't seen it, but it sounds good!

Someone asked for the outline of the podcast, so here it is: (Beware: it's a little long)

Monday, February 15, 2010


Last time, I said that Falstaff should feel better because we made a whole episode about him. Since we spend most of this episode mocking him, maybe not.

Like we say in the episode, if you are a fan, please leave us a comment. We have no idea who you are otherwise!

Episode outline after the break:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Henry IV, Part II

We kind of rag on Falstaff in this one, but the next episode is exclusively about him, so I hope he doesn't mind too much.

PS. (The new host we were trying seems to be broken. I'm working on a solution now.)
PPS. (I've re-hosted it. I hope it works this time!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Shakespeare In Fiction

It's been a while, but we finally have a new episode. This one's about Shakespeare as a fictional character. Our next episode will be about Henry IV, Part II.


Tim Curry As Shakespeare
A Youtube video, poor in quality both as a youtube video and as a show. Not for the feint of heart!

Shakespeare in Love (Miramax Collector's Series)
The definitive fictional Shakespeare, and a genuinely good movie

A Mystery of Errors
The first of the Shakespeare and Smythe mystery novels

The Shakespeare Stealer Series
Popular children's series

Ink and Steel: A Novel of the Promethean Age
Fantasy styled Shakespeare adventure.

Ruled Britannia
An Alternate history where Shakespeare writes a play to incite rebellion against the Spanish occupation of England.

If Shakespeare was born 400 years later:
A comic about Shakespeare using the wretched format of Powerpoint to express the ideas in Hamlet.

The Black Adder Remastered
This link goes to the first season of Black Adder, but they're all good.