The Play's the Thing
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.
Dr. Christopher Perrin Joins the Show, Part 201:41:05Join Tim as he continues his Shakespeare-themed conversation with Dr. Christopher Perrin of Classical Academic Press. They tell classical jokes, wonder why people don't like Shakespeare, and liken classical education to cold swim in a strong river.
Dr. Christopher Perrin Joins the Show to Discuss Teaching Shakespeare (Part 1)01:16:14Join 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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act V39:31In this last act, Shakespeare gives lessons on how NOT to write a play and answers the question: What motivates more: Facts or imagination?
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act IV34:02Act 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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act II43:00Join Tim and the crew as they dig deeper into Midsummer!
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act I51:33Join Tim, Heidi, and the Andrews as they dig into Act I of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream!
Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare's Plays32:56For 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.
The Troilus and Cressida Episode01:07:29Imagine the Beatles covering an Elvis album. Here, Shakespeare covers Homer. Should be amazing! —Except, it’s not.