This week’s Shakespeare news review includes a second line jazz funeral, partying like it’s 1599, “A Midsummer’s Nightmare,” the one-text theory of King Lear, and a proposed 5-year moratorium on Shakespeare. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
- 11 Books Inspired by Shakespeare
- Shakespeare’s dead and I don’t feel so good myself
- Watch New Orleans jazz funeral for Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon
- In defense of genius: 400 years later, Shakespeare is still our guide
- A&E looking to Shakespeare for horror anthology series
- Maggie Grace reads Sonnet 116, the Bard’s ode to true love
- Shakespeare speaks acutely to our age of high-migration anxiety
- Scholar claims Shakespeare didn’t shorten King Lear – it was his printer
- Like it’s 1599!: A year of Shakespeare in one night
- The Winter’s Tale by Gamm Theatre (review)
- Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare by Magnificent Bastard (reviews: A Younger Theatre | What’s on Stage | The Stage | Standard)
- William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) by Reduced Shakespeare Company (reviews: Fredericksburg.com | DC Metro Weekly | Georgetown Voice)
- Heuristic Shakespeare (review)
- Pericles by Two River Theater (review)
- Kings of War by Ivo van Hove (review)
- We should ban Shakespeare from the stage for five years to foster new plays
1:40 – should be “plays” not “play”
6:44 – should be “Age of Kings” not “Age of King”
7:21 – should be “May first” not “April first”
This podcast was recorded with the built-in microphone on an Acer Chromebook C720, using AudioRecorder from gideon.weissman (webaudiodemos.appspot.com). It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell Inspiron 3847 computer.
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