Category Archives: film

Podcast 46: Romeo and Juliet DVD Reviews (Part Two)

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of Romeo and Juliet, including some reviews of productions available on DVD, and our recap of this week’s blog entries.
Continue reading Podcast 46: Romeo and Juliet DVD Reviews (Part Two)

Oh. Then. I See…

In the midst of Act One of Romeo and Juliet, we meet Mercutio, kinsman to the Prince, friend to Romeo, and as either impartial or important a personage to receive an invitation to the Capulet shindig. On his way to said party, with the Montague party-crashers Romeo and Benvolio in tow, in response to Romeo’s statement that his new found reason for NOT going to the party is a dream he had tonight, Mercutio cuts loose with one of the most famous speeches in the Canon:
Continue reading Oh. Then. I See…

Podcast 45: Romeo and Juliet DVD Reviews (Part One)

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of Romeo and Juliet, including some reviews of productions available on DVD, a reminder about an upcoming BSP video conference, and then our recap of this week’s blog entries.

Errata:
1:10 — Text should be “Rankoff” instead of “Rakoff”
4:45 — Text should be “her impending marriage” instead of “their impending marriage”
15:43 — Text should be “our intermission” instead of “the intermission”
Continue reading Podcast 45: Romeo and Juliet DVD Reviews (Part One)

Podcast 40: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Plot and DVDs (part one)

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including a conclusion to our plot synopsis (with the last half of the play).  We then review our first of many productions available on DVD: the 1981 BBC Collected Works version.  And we finish off with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.

Errata:
7:54 — Text should be “as you’ll find in the entire play” instead of “in the entire play”
Continue reading Podcast 40: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Plot and DVDs (part one)

Podcast 36: The Two Gentlemen of Verona — Pop Culture Edition

This week’s podcast is a continuation of our month-long discussion of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, including DVD reviews of both the BBC Complete Works production and the 1998 romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, and a review of the soundtrack to the 1971 stage musical version; plus, we’ll do our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.

The Bill / Shakespeare Project YouTube page, with selections from the 2005 revival of the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Errata:
5:09 — Text should be “familiar to” instead of “familiar with”
Continue reading Podcast 36: The Two Gentlemen of Verona — Pop Culture Edition

Podcast 32: Love’s Labor’s Lost–End of Plot and DVDs

This week’s podcast is a continuation of our month-long discussion of Love’s Labor’s Lost, including a finish to our plot synopsis with the last scene of the play, a discussion about comedy, and reviews of the DVD productions, the 1985 BBC Colleced Works production and the year 2000 Kenneth Branagh musical version.  Then we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.
Continue reading Podcast 32: Love’s Labor’s Lost–End of Plot and DVDs

Podcast 29: Richard the Third DVD Reviews

This week’s podcast includes a continuation of our month-long discussion of Richard the Third, including DVD reviews of the BBC Collected Works and An Age of Kings productions, as well as both the Olivier and McKellen film versions.  Also discussed is the Pacino documentary, Looking for Richard, plus a recap of this week’s blog entries.
Continue reading Podcast 29: Richard the Third DVD Reviews

Podcast 26: Richard the Third Preview

This week’s podcast includes a preview of our month-long discussion of Richard the Third, including a sampling of different versions of the opening soliloquy (including Olivier, “An Age of Kings,” BBC Collected Works, English Shakespeare Company, McKellen, Branagh, and Royal Shakespeare Company), a review of the film Me and Orson Welles, and a recap of this week’s blog entries.
Continue reading Podcast 26: Richard the Third Preview

Podcast 20: The Second Part of Henry the Sixth DVD Reviews

This week’s podcast includes a continuation of our discussion of The Second Part of Henry the Sixth, including DVD reviews of two different productions, as well as a stage review of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theater touring production of Love’s Labor’s Lost; plus, our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.
Continue reading Podcast 20: The Second Part of Henry the Sixth DVD Reviews

Podcast 09: Titus in Pop Culture

This week’s podcast includes a review of the BBC Titus Andronicus and Julie Taymor Titus DVDs, plus a discussion of the rock band Titus Andronicus from Glen Rock, NJ.
Continue reading Podcast 09: Titus in Pop Culture