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The Play's the Thing


Audio yearbook podcast. Since we have podcasted all of Shakespeare's plans(!!!) I asked my guests to come on and mention their favorite moments from being on the show. Also: An announcement about the future!

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  • Much Ado About Nothing: Act 1 (rerun)

    Welcome to The Play's the Thing, a podcast dedicated to an ongoing examination and celebration of Shakespeare's entire canon. In this episode, David, Angelina, and Andrew Kern discuss Act I of Much Ado About Nothing.Topics of conversation include the multiple meanings of the titles, Renaissance cosmology, order and chaos, music, harmony, triangles, and Love and War. And a lot more. This episode is brought to you our friends at St. John's College - the perfect place for lovers of Shakespeare to take their next academic steps.
  • Cymbeline (rerun)

    In this episode, Tim McIntosh and special guest Madelaine Wheeler discuss one of Shakespeare's weirdest plays. What sort of play is Cymbeline? A comedy, drama, fantasy — a mashup of all three? Also: Shakespeare speaks into the perennial debate on nature vs. nurture.Find out more about Charlotte Mason and Ambleside Online here:
  • Tim Gets Interviewed, with Matt Bianco

    Sound the trumpet blast! We have now covered all of Shakespeare's plays! In this episode, Tim McIntosh hands the mic to Matt Bianco of the CiRCE Institute to interview Tim about his favorite moments on the show, the future of the podcast, and the glimmer of a future plan.
  • The Life and Death of King John

    King John was remembered, in history, for two things. Do you know what they were? In Shakespeare's play, he's remembered for being a cad, a villain, a rogue. This show includes a reunion with the crew that started the podcast.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Imagine the biggest comedic star of Shakespeare's stage, taken from battle, and dropped into a love triangle. Huzzah! Tim and Sarah-Jane Bentley celebrate the return of Falstaff.
  • Teaching Shakespeare

    Teaching Shakespeare: Why do so many students hate Shakespeare? Probably because the way his plays are taught. Let's get out of our desks and onto a stage! Tim talks to two guests about why performing is the key to understanding and loving Shakespeare.
  • Measure for Measure: Act V

    I like to call this act "duke ex machina." The Duke returns, ready to solve everyone's problems. Plus, a special guest asks the question, "Did Shakespeare care about his characters?" Plus, after the podcast, Gaelyn and Tim keep talking at home and Gaelyn forms a theory.
  • Measure for Measure: Act IV

    It's complicated, okay. In Act 4, the Duke (disguised as the Friar) is a puppet master, pulling strings, saving prisoners, ending lives. He also forms a secret plot with Angelo's jilted fiancé. See, it's complicated.