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”
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Podcast 39: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Intro

This week’s podcast kicks off our month-long discussion of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including a few introductory thoughts, a plot synopsis of the first half of the play, a preview of the month’s podcasts to come, and our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.
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Podcast 38: The Two Gentlemen of Verona Wrap-Up

This week’s podcast concludes our month-long discussion of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, including a production concept, a possible cast, a final critical word or two, and our usual recap of blog entries.

Errata:
4:03 — Text should be “have seen” instead of “haven’t seen”
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Podcast 37: The “This is Business and You’re Taking it Very Personal” Episode

This week’s podcast is something completely different: a kind of free-form oral jam-session on a variety of subjects… looking back, rambling about education and my wife’s birthday, and glancing forward.
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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”
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Podcast 35: The Two Gentlemen of Verona Intro

This week’s podcast is the launch of our month-long discussion of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, including some introductory remarks, a plot synopsis, and we’ll do our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.

Errata:
22:48 — Text should be “for his pains” instead of “for his plans”
29:10 — Text should be “of the plays” instead of “of the play”
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Podcast 34: Love’s Labor’s Lost–A Mashed Up Wrap-Up

This week’s podcast is the conclusion of our month-long discussion of Love’s Labor’s Lost, including a little wrap-up, touch upon the writings of Harold Bloom about this play, and I’ll play around with a mashed-up production concept.  Then we’ll do our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.
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Podcast 33: Love’s Labor’s Lost–Bawdy Bawdy Bawdy (The RESTRICTED “greasy lipped” Episode)

This week’s podcast is a continuation of our month-long discussion of Love’s Labor’s Lost, focusing on the bawdy humor in the play.

NOTE: This podcast contains mature subject matter and adult language (as well as adolescent humor and naughty bits, lots of naughty bits)… SO, if you’re easily offended, you might want to skip this one and wait until next week’s podcast, a return to safe-and-sane discussions.

Then we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.
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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.
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Podcast 31: Love’s Labor’s Lost Intro

This week’s podcast is the launch of our month-long discussion of Love’s Labor’s Lost, including some introductory remarks, a plot synopsis of most of the play, and we’ll do our usual recap of this week’s blog entries.

Errata:
18:51 — Text should be “over Katherine” instead of “over Maria”
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