The Play's the Thing
Friday, May 19, 2023
Dr. Christopher Perrin Joins the Show to Discuss Teaching Shakespeare (Part 1)
Join Tim in the first part of a conversation with Dr. Chris Perrin about how to teach Shakespeare, about the neglected virtue of prudence, and about the promise of classical education.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act V
In this last act, Shakespeare gives lessons on how NOT to write a play and answers the question: What motivates more: Facts or imagination?
Friday, March 31, 2023
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act IV
Act IV is the "hangover act." The regret act. The foggy act. So join the crew as they dig into the unsettling (but humorous) nature of these climactic scenes.
Friday, March 24, 2023
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act III
Which Midsummer Night's character would you be and why? How the Christianizing of England might have shaped Oberon and Titania into something different from the Greek gods.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act II
Join Tim and the crew as they dig deeper into Midsummer!
Friday, March 10, 2023
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act I
Join Tim, Heidi, and the Andrews as they dig into Act I of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream!
Friday, February 24, 2023
Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare's Plays
For years, a handful of cranks have asserted that William Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare's plays. Someone else (Edward de Vere, Francis Bacon?) wrote Shakespeare's plays, they claim. Impossible, right?! Tim and Sarah Jane were skeptical—until now.
Friday, February 17, 2023
The Troilus and Cressida Episode
Imagine the Beatles covering an Elvis album. Here, Shakespeare covers Homer. Should be amazing! —Except, it’s not.