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The Play's the Thing is the ultimate podcast resource for lovers of Shakespeare. Dedicating six episodes to each play (one per act, plus a Q&A episode), this podcast explores the themes, scenes, characters, and lines that make Shakespeare so memorable. In the end, we will cover every play The Bard wrote, thus permitting an ongoing contemplation and celebration of the most important writer of all time. Join us.
The Play’s the Thing is presented by The CiRCE Podcast Network.

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 230 Ratings

The Play's the Thing is the ultimate podcast resource for lovers of Shakespeare. Dedicating six episodes to each play (one per act, plus a Q&A episode), this podcast explores the themes, scenes, characters, and lines that make Shakespeare so memorable. In the end, we will cover every play The Bard wrote, thus permitting an ongoing contemplation and celebration of the most important writer of all time. Join us.
The Play’s the Thing is presented by The CiRCE Podcast Network.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Life of Shakespeare: Part One

    The Life of Shakespeare: Part One

    William Shakespeare is the most celebrated dramatist in the English language, perhaps any language. But who was the man behind the plays? Part one of two.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    All's Well That Ends Well: Q&A Episode

    All's Well That Ends Well: Q&A Episode

    Join the "All's Well" crew as they answer listener questions!
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    • 48 min
    All's Well That End's Well: Act V

    All's Well That End's Well: Act V

    Do we believe in the sincerity of the marriage that ends this play? Were Matt's predictions correct? Is it true that all's well that end's well? Join us as we discuss Act V of this fascinating play.
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    • 59 min
    All's Well That end's Well: Act IV

    All's Well That end's Well: Act IV

    On this episode we discuss, “Does Shakespeare believe too strongly in marriage?” Plus, predictions about what will happen at the end. Will Parolles be redeemed? Will Bertram undergo a metanoia?
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    • 49 min
    All's Well That Ends Well: Act III

    All's Well That Ends Well: Act III

    In which we discuss whether anyone is honorable in this play? Plus, two traps are set. One for a cad, one for our protagonist.
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    • 56 min
    All's Well That Ends Well: Act II

    All's Well That Ends Well: Act II

    During Act II, we ask, “Why does Helena love Bertram? He’s — a jerk, right?” Plus, pronunciation advice on those tricky French names.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

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Want Shakespeare to Come to Life?

As a teacher of Shakespeare classes, this is an invaluable podcast. I just marvel over the genius of Shakespeare and the complexity of our created souls with every episode. Highly recommended. I appreciate the insight shared in these discussions immensely.

hannahbelle121 ,

Best way to supplement Shakespeare

As a former English teacher, I wish I’d known about this podcast before!! Still, I LOVE listening to this podcast - just for fun! The camaraderie, banter, insight, and deep questions of all members of the team are delightful. They each being a different angle of expertise, from performance to teaching the play to soul-searching and reading well.

If you enjoy Shakespeare, this podcast is a no-brainer. :) But even if the Bard isn’t your thing, if you like history, literature, and/or theatre, I think you’ll still enjoy listening in.

booksarelife80 ,

Factually Incorrect

For a podcast that specializes in Shakespeare you sure don’t know your stuff. A simple fact check reveals that much of your information is not even historically accurate!

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