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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, June 19th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes more Caesarean controversy, reviews of television commercials, Titus, and Shakespeare in 1930s Hollywood. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 155: Cymbeline — a bit o’ bawdy, a speech, and burlesque [EXPLICIT]

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[WARNING: The the first portion of the following podcast contains adult language, sexual imagery, and stuff to make you say, “Man, that’s a dirty play.” You HAVE been warned. SKIP TO THE 12:50 MARK IF  EASILY OFFENDED.]

This week’s podcast continues our two-month discussion of Cymbeline. We’re going to start off with a look at bawdy in the play, an exploration of one of the great speeches from the play, and a review of a fun little bit of non-Cymbeline-related bawdiness.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, June 12th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes controversy in the park, Corden and Blunt make like Romeo and Juliet, and Original Practices. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, June 5th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes CIOs, David Bowie, dramaturgs, and contemporaries. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 154: Cymbeline — video reviews, and a question of names

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This week’s podcast continues our two-month discussion of Cymbeline. We’re going to start off with a look at the video versions of the play that are available, and then take a look at the question of character names.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 29th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes new execs, art shows, guides, reviews, and a red face. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes El Barrio, Chesapeake, Roald Dahl, Fringe, and lots of Timon reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 15th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes reviews of Comedy, Macbeth, and not-quite-Lear, as well as Shakesepeare by the Sea and in Oklahoma. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 153: Cymbeline — intro and plot synopsis

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This week’s podcast kicks off our two-month discussion of Cymbeline. We’re going to start off with a economy-sized plot synopsis–because, MAN, there’s a lot of plot in this play–continue with a little introduction, and include a bit of shameless self-promotion.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 8th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast  includes a rap Coriolanus, staged Canon readings, and a “sensitive” Richard III. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 1st, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast  includes Shaq-daddy spoiling Shakespeare, political Tempests, a Shakespeare fraud, coin tosses, and a whole bunch of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 152: Coriolanus — concept, cast, conclusion and wrap up

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This week’s podcast concludes our two-month journey with Coriolanus. We’re going to discuss a directorial concept, a cast, a conclusion and a wrap-up…oh, and two–count ‘em two–shameless bits of self-promotion.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 24th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast  includes a passing of a directing great, a weird recruiting tool, the Bard’s greatest couple, and a call for plays. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 151: Interview Special — Melissa Chalsma and David Melville of Independent Shakespeare Co. [part three/conclusion]

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This week’s podcast breaks from Coriolanus with the third and final part of an interview with the founders of the Independent Shakespeare Co., Melissa Chalsma and David Melville.

[a mea culpa: I took my bare-bones recording rig down to LA (iPad and Blue Yeti microphone). Now the mic’s pretty damned sensitive, so any move of (or it seems around) the table on which I placed the mic, gives us some soft thudding sounds. So I apologize for that; next time, I’m taking the full rig (boom mic stand and whole bit). I cannot apologize, however, for the occasional sounds of the LA Metro rumbling nearby (man, those trains are loud).]

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 17th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes mobility, overzealous correcting, crimes, vaudeville, and a bunch of Nothing reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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