8 episodes

Welcome to ‘Bite Your Thumb’, a comedic interview show -- hosted by a hater of 'Romeo and Juliet' -- that takes guests into fair Verona to uncover why we love re-visiting, adapting, transforming and upholding this famous story.

Prepare your fatal loins and pilgrim lips, and keep your nurse on stand by for a very jaded and sarcastic rediscovering of the greatest "love story" that ends in death of all time!

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Welcome to ‘Bite Your Thumb’, a comedic interview show -- hosted by a hater of 'Romeo and Juliet' -- that takes guests into fair Verona to uncover why we love re-visiting, adapting, transforming and upholding this famous story.

Prepare your fatal loins and pilgrim lips, and keep your nurse on stand by for a very jaded and sarcastic rediscovering of the greatest "love story" that ends in death of all time!

    Act 5 - All The Worlds a Fan-Fiction w. Michelle Melky (One Shot)

    Act 5 - All The Worlds a Fan-Fiction w. Michelle Melky (One Shot)

    This week we dive head first into the world of fandom and shipping with Michelle of the One Shot podcast, and discuss how tropes in fan-fiction writing and the academia around Shakespeare contributes not only internalised misogyny and odd AU fics, but on a more positive note, a deep love of One Direction!


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    Email: biteyourthumbpod@gmail.com


    Music: "Minstrel Guild" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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    • 52 min
    An Intermission

    An Intermission

    Our message is simple this week; stay safe out there on the world of the stage, and stay tuned for another episode next week! #StayStrong


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    Music: "Minstrel Guild" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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    • 1 min
    Act Four - Film Review Retrospective w. Marie Kelly

    Act Four - Film Review Retrospective w. Marie Kelly

    This week we are joined by Marie Kelly to visit a dual film review of Romeo and Juliet, written by teenage me a decade back; will we be able to survive the belly ache laughter induced by this incredibly unforgiving homework assignment?!


    Weekly episodes every Thursday, available wherever you get your podcasts
    Have any questions, comments or monologues to deliver? Get in touch below!
    Instagram: @biteyourthumbpod
    Email: biteyourthumbpod@gmail.com


    Music: "Minstrel Guild" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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    Marie's website (click here for films, books and more info!) -- https://itsmariekelly.com


    The Beatles Performing Piramus and Thisbe! (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 5 Scene 1) -- https://youtu.be/dxGo9zHHrGM
     
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    • 45 min
    Act Three - Shakespeare Down Under w. Peter Evans (Bell Shakespeare)

    Act Three - Shakespeare Down Under w. Peter Evans (Bell Shakespeare)

    Episode 3 takes us on a fascinating conversation with Bell Shakespeare's Artistic Director Peter Evans, with a background in Australian theatre, strong thoughts on his directorial choices of a production of R+J in 2016, and how toxic patriarchy and the blind, prejudiced rule of the older generation rules the world of young doomed lovers ... hmm, sound familiar? 

    Weekly episodes every Thursday, available wherever you get your podcasts

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    Instagram: @biteyourthumbpod

    Email: biteyourthumbpod@gmail.com



    Music: "Minstrel Guild" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



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    • 38 min
    Act Two - Shakespearean Improv w. Adam Hembree

    Act Two - Shakespearean Improv w. Adam Hembree

    This week we take a dive into the world of improv comedy, how R+J's format does NOT suit the format at all, terrible literary ties to socio-political articles and how Taylor Swift captured our hearts with this love story with teacher, actor and comedy troupe Soothplayer's co-founder Adam Hembree. 



    Weekly episodes every Thursday, available wherever you get your podcasts

    Have any questions, comments or monologues to deliver? Get in touch below!

    Instagram: @biteyourthumbpod

    Email: biteyourthumbpod@gmail.com



    Music: "Minstrel Guild" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



    BLACK AF ROUNDTABLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5LvppNUmas

    BLM Movement links

    https://blacklivesmatter.com

    https://twitter.com/blklivesmatter

    https://www.instagram.com/blklivesmatter/

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

    https://www.blackvisionsmn.org

    Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service: https://vals.org.au



    Soothplayers

    https://www.soothplayers.com

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    Twitter & Instagram @soothplayers



    Melbourne Cultural Links

    Impro Melbourne: https://www.impromelbourne.com.au

    The Improv Conspiracy: https://improvconspiracy.com

    National Young Writers Festival: https://youngwritersfestival.org/about-nywf/

    Melbourne Writers Festival: https://mwf.com.au

    The Wheeler Centre: https://www.wheelercentre.com



    Taylor Swift ‘Love Story’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xg3vE8Ie_E


























     
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    • 31 min
    Act One - Revisiting Verona

    Act One - Revisiting Verona

    In this debut, solo episode of 'Bite Your Thumb!,' Jessica takes the plunge and re-reads Romeo and Juliet for the first time in almost a decade! Will she despise it as much as she did as a moody 14 year old that tried REALLY hard to enjoy The Sex Pistols to seem edgy, or will she see that it's more fun to read than she originally gave it credit for? 

    Weekly episodes every Thursday, available wherever you get your podcasts

    Have any questions, comments or monologues to deliver? Get in touch below!

    Instagram: @biteyourthumbpod

    Email: biteyourthumbpod@gmail.com



    Music: "Minstrel Guild" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


     
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    • 25 min

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