19 episodes

A cheeky, irreverent yet informative deep-dive into all things Shakespeare, hosted by two longtime Shakespeare performers, directors, and teachers.

The Bardcast: "It's Shakespeare, You Dick!‪"‬ Lisa Ann Goldsmith and Owen Thompson

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

A cheeky, irreverent yet informative deep-dive into all things Shakespeare, hosted by two longtime Shakespeare performers, directors, and teachers.

    Zoom Shakespeare

    Zoom Shakespeare

    "It's the end of the world as we know it......"Not really, although the pandemic has put quite a damper on theatre.  How to get around that???  One word....ZOOM!!!!!!In today's episode we discuss the inaugural livestream performance of The Bardcast...

    • 39 min
    Punny Shakespeare

    Punny Shakespeare

    An academic walked into a bar and sat down at the counter.  "Barkeep," he said "Pour me a stiff one. I've had a hard day." "What's the matter, friend?" said the barkeep. "Well," said the academic, "this morning's class was all about the life of...

    • 38 min
    Adapted Shakespeare

    Adapted Shakespeare

    The well known American author Susan Vreeland was correct - art begets art!!!On the heels of our Film Shakespeare series - here is our longest episode so far, comprising even MORE stuff that is based on, or inspired by, the works of our friend...

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Violent Shakespeare

    Violent Shakespeare

    "Have at thee, coward!!!"As we've discussed before, there are SOOOOO many instances of violence of one kind or another in the Shakespeare canon.  So... how does that get translated onto the stage or in a film in a believable way?We talk to Randy Kovitz,...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Christmas Shakespeare

    Christmas Shakespeare

    Merrie Christmas, dear listeners!!!  In this episode we discuss how those Elizabethans celebrated Christmas - for twelve days, those filthy animals!!!ALSO.....At the end of the episode is a special gift from us to you... Merry Merry!!!!So now is come...

    • 29 min
    Racial Shakespeare

    Racial Shakespeare

    Was Shakespeare racist?  Was he anti-Semitic?  Or was he just writing as a product of his times?And what about modern day productions of Shakespeare - how  do they deal with these  issues?  Is there such a thing as truly colorblind casting? We are proud...

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

KO’BW ,

Cheers!

I’m thoroughly enjoying this! Brava you two!

Arayzzz ,

In love

Never read Shakespeare but this podcast is addictive

cfeigles ,

These two know their stuff

Every episode is bound to make you laugh and learn. They weave topical things into their banter and knowledge around Shakespeare seamlessly and with comedic chops that left me crying from laughing. Would recommend this to everyone!

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