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

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes…a whole bunch of reviews. 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, October 2nd, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes:  pop-up books, Ellen Burstyn, and lots of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Friday Film Focus: Shakespeare Uncovered – The Tempest by BBC

OK, so it’s not quite a film, but it is a The Tempest-related viewing experience.

I checked out Shakespeare Uncovered: The Tempest with Trevor Nunn, an hour special, hosted by the famed British director, focusing on the last romance.

Shakespeare Uncovered: The Tempest with Trevor Nunn (photo courtesy PBS)

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, September 25th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes: lots of non-Shakespeare Shakespeare, a new RSC production, and a spy . PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 161: The Tempest — Plot synopsis and introduction

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This week’s podcast kicks off our two-three-month discussion of The Tempest. We have a jumbo, economy-sized plot synopsis, plus a little bitty introduction to the play.

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Unity at the beginning and end

I love bookends. Not the physical, tangible kind, but the framing devices for works of literature. There’s just something about it that makes it seem at least that the creator had this all in mind…that it’s of a piece. And no, The Tempest does not have a framing device.

But–in a sense–it itself is the back half of a framing device.

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Bill Walthall (UCLA '85 English), a former high school English, Shakespeare, and Drama teacher, will read and blog about each of Shakespeare's plays, from The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest.

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