25 episodes

Welcome to Party Bard! Shakespeare uber-nerds Molly Booth and Jack Rossiter-Munley like to talk about the Bard. A lot. And they are bringing their party to you! New episodes post every other Wednesday.

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Welcome to Party Bard! Shakespeare uber-nerds Molly Booth and Jack Rossiter-Munley like to talk about the Bard. A lot. And they are bringing their party to you! New episodes post every other Wednesday.

    Thanks Julie Taymor, You Blew My Mind: Titus (1999)

    Thanks Julie Taymor, You Blew My Mind: Titus (1999)

    In the final episode of Party Bard, Molly and Jack celebrate one of the great Shakespeare adaptations: Julie Taymor’s 1999 movie version of Titus Andronicus. They marvel at Taymor’s ability to draw exceptional performances from her cast, create stunning visual tableaus, and make a small budget go a long way, all in the service of bringing the play’s themes to life.

    CW: The play and film cover tough subjects like sexual assault and sexual violence, which are discussed in this episode.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Infinite Love for Eve Best: Antony & Cleopatra 2014

    Infinite Love for Eve Best: Antony & Cleopatra 2014

    In this performance episode, Jack and Molly watch the Shakespeare's Globe 2014 production of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. Molly can't deal with all of her feelings about Eve Best. They both appreciate a thoughtfully divided Antony, a scene-stealing Charmian, and a gloriously tipsy Enobarbus. They both relate to the social anxiety of Octavius Caesar not enjoying himself at a raucous party. Also, excellent transitions, the Rolling Stones, and once again, Eve Best.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Never Knew That There Was Brothers – St. Crispin's Day

    Never Knew That There Was Brothers – St. Crispin's Day

    In this Speech episode, Jack and Molly dig into Henry V's famous battle-rousing monologue. Both geek out over Mark Rylance's more somber and nuanced interpretation. They also discuss rhetorical devices, toxic masculinity, and somehow bring it all back to Arrested Development again. You're welcome. 

    • 54 min
    An Apology

    An Apology

    We recorded this apology because yesterday you may have seen an episode on Shakespeare in Love posted. That was a mistake. Back in early fall 2017, before accusations of rape and sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein became public and before the #metoo movement, we recorded an episode about Shakespeare in Love.

    Given what has transpired, we did not intend for that episode to be published. Through error, it was. We’re sorry for the hurt it may have caused to have it unintentionally posted on Wednesday

    • 1 min
    Volumnia Bluth

    Volumnia Bluth

    In this character episode, Molly and Jack take on one of the baddest mothers in Shakespeare. Come to think of it, she's one of the only mothers. It's Volumnia from Coriolanus, the mom so powerful she stopped an army of men in their tracks and brought them to their knees with her words. We're not exaggerating. Along the way we realize she has a lot in common with Lucille Bluth and her soldier-son bears more than a passing narrative resemblance to Buster.

    • 54 min
    Wait, who's your mom? Romeo & Juliet 1.5

    Wait, who's your mom? Romeo & Juliet 1.5

    In this Scene episode, Jack and Molly dig into act one, scene 5 of ROMEO AND JULIET – the infamous doomed meeting of the famous doomed lovers. This scene has it all: Fiery bitchcake Tybalt, perfect comic timing from the Nurse, Benvolio being really done, adorable poetry, and the perfect sentence to utter when all of your friends FINALLY LEAVE your house. 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Annie Brewster ,

Fun and insightful Shakespeare podcast

Always love when a new episode drops! Smart funny hosts full of insights and endless riffs. My fave podcast about the Bard

CCCB123 ,

One of My Favorites

This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts! As an English teacher and fellow Shakespeare nerd, I was initially drawn in by the content, but am now equally delighted by the fun banter between the two hosts. I look forward to listening to more episodes and, quite possibly, using an episode or two in my classroom.

Buclypatrot ,

So good, so nerdy

Hilarious and informative Shakespeare riffs from a pair of nerds. Love this.

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