Today, we launch a brand new podcast, a weekly overview of Shakespeare news and notes, plus some historical dates for what happened in the last seven dates of the year in this history of the Bard, and the history of his histories.
This week’s news review contains discussions of Judi Dench joining Benedict Cumberbatch in Richard III for the BBC, Gillian Flynn revisiting Hamlet, Drunk Shakespeare and multiple new productions around the world,AND our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
- “Should Shakespeare Come with a Warning Label?”
- Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s upcoming all-female production of Romeo and Juliet
- Gillian Flynn taking on Hamlet for Hogarth Shakespeare
- “The Shakespeare Fanatic who Introduced the Bard’s Birds to America”
- Drunk Shakespeare
- Judi Dench joining Benedict Cumberbatch for a new adaptation of Richard III for the BBC this fall
- Shakespeare getting the physical abnormalities of Richard III wrong
- New Productions:
- The Taming of the Shrew in New Hampshire
- As You Like It with puppets travelling to Lafayette, Indiana
- Macbeth in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Hamlet in the park in San Antonio, Texas
- Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing in Bloomington, Indiana
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a Chinese troupe for our international listeners in New Zealand
- Love’s Labor’s Lost in Charlotte, North Carolina
- Antony and Cleopatra in London at Shakepseare’s Globe
- plus the
This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell Inspiron 3847 computer.
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