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A podcast exploring all aspects of a life cultivated by books and stories.

The Literary Life Podcast Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins

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A podcast exploring all aspects of a life cultivated by books and stories.

    Episode 38: "A Winter's Tale" Act 5

    Episode 38: "A Winter's Tale" Act 5

    On today’s episode of The Literary Life, we wrap up our discussion of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale with a look at Act 5. Our hosts, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks also announce our next book to read together, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Angelina notes that Act 5 is all about reconciliation and redemption. Thomas points out that Shakespeare had a challenge here in how to bring this play to a close with all those relationships resolved.

    • 1 u. 46 min.
    Episode 37: "A Winter's Tale" Act 4

    Episode 37: "A Winter's Tale" Act 4

    This week on The Literary Life, Angelina, Cindy and Thomas dive in to Act 4 of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale. This act is jam packed with action and important plot points, but Cindy points out the connection between the shepherd and his son and the tale that Mamillius was telling Hermoine in an earlier act. Angelina brings up the juxtaposition of winter and spring in this play. She also talks about how Shakespeare departs from Aristotle’s “rules” for unity of time and place in playwriting.

    • 1 u. 16 min.
    Episode 36: A Winter's Tale, Act 3

    Episode 36: A Winter's Tale, Act 3

    On The Literary Life podcast today, we join our hosts Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks to discuss Act 3 of The Winter's Tale by Williams Shakespeare. Before jumping into Shakespeare, though, our hosts are excited to announce a new online conference coming on March 13-14, 2020. Our theme will be Re-enchanting the World: The Legacy of the Inklings. Our keynote speaker is Inklings scholar, Joseph Pearce.

    • 1 u. 13 min.
    Episode 35: "A Winter's Tale" Act 2

    Episode 35: "A Winter's Tale" Act 2

    This week on The Literary Life, our hosts Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks are back to discuss Act 2 of The Winter's Tale by Williams Shakespeare. After sharing their commonplace quotes, they begin with a brief recap of the plot. They highlight the story begun by Mamillius upon the entrance of Leontes in Act 2, Scene 1. Angelina explores the concept of Leontes as a tragic hero.

    • 1 u. 10 min.
    Episode 34: "A Winter's Tale" Act 1

    Episode 34: "A Winter's Tale" Act 1

    On today’s episode of The Literary Life podcast, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks talk about Act 1 of The Winter’s Tale by Williams Shakespeare. After sharing their commonplace quotes, our hosts begin by discussing the form of nearly ever Shakespeare play. They discuss the “problem” of the combination of tragic and comedic elements in this play.

    • 1 u. 13 min.
    Episode 33: An Introduction to A Winter's Tale

    Episode 33: An Introduction to A Winter's Tale

    Welcome to our first episode on Shakespeare’s play A Winter’s Tale. Hosts Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins start off with some ideas of how to approach a Shakespeare play, especially if you feel new or intimidated by Shakespeare. Angelina talks about the use of poetry and prose in these plays, as well as the different types of plays within Shakespeare’s body of work. She also discusses the history and development of drama from the time of the Greeks to the Renaissance.

    • 1 u. 33 min.

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