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Podcast 148: Coriolanus – plot synopsis and introduction

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This week’s podcast kicks off our discussion of Coriolanus with a plot synopsis, an introduction of sorts, and a brush with awesomeness.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 13th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Daniel Radcliffe’s ambition, musicals based on Shakespeare, “poisoning” actors, “Sleep No More,” and new reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 147: Interview Special — Melissa Chalsma and David Melville of Independent Shakespeare Co. [part two]

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This week’s podcast delays from opening Coriolanus with the second part (of three) 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, March 6th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes “Before Shakespeare,” the boys from No Holds Bard, and female Lears, Hamlets, Malvolios and Richard IIIs. 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, February 27th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes festivals, ‘thons, anit-black racism, and Tel Aviv Shakespeare. 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, February 20th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes love, a doomed love story, neo-nazis, and grumpy old men. 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, February 13th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes politics, an all-female Henry VI, season announcements, and a rescue dog. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 145: Interview Special — Melissa Chalsma and David Melville of Independent Shakespeare Co.

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This week’s podcast breaks from Pericles, with the first part of an interview with the founders of the Independent Shakespeare Co., Melissa Chalsma and David Melville, plus a little shameless self-promotion.

[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, February 6th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes gruesome blood sports, TNT, ‘No Holds Bard’ with Good Tickle Brain, price hikes and roadshows. 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, January 30th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Shakespeare Selfies, tackling the Bard, Facebook bots, and community theater. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 144: Pericles: bawdy, non-bawdy, videos, questions [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 11:25 MARK IF  EASILY OFFENDED.]

This week’s podcast continues our discussion of Pericles with a look at bawdy in the play, the video version available out there, some random questions about the play, as well as shameless self-promotion.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 23th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes crowdsourcing, Iambic Labs, and upcoming Romans. 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, January 16th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes the Mexican-American War, a rock-tude Bard, Greece in the 60s, and a Welsh Macbeth. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 143: Pericles — intro, plot synopsis (plus The Hollow Crown)

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This week’s podcast kicks off our discussion of Pericles with an introduction, plot synopsis, and initial thoughts on the play; plus, we take a look at the recent BBC/PBS broadcasts of The Hollow Crown.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 9th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes female Shakespeare, refugees, relics, and free pics. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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