48 episodes

Each week Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s own Jeremy Dubin and accomplished Shakespeare scholar (and friend of the theatre) Dr. Niamh O’Leary explore the wealth of Shakespeare-centric entertainment that can be enjoyed right from the comfort of your living room! Joined by a rotating panel of guests from CSC and beyond, they tuck into the wide (and occasionally weird) array of Shakespeare movies, recorded performances, adaptations and more available for your consumption.

The Good, The Bard, and The Ugly Cincy Shakes

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Each week Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s own Jeremy Dubin and accomplished Shakespeare scholar (and friend of the theatre) Dr. Niamh O’Leary explore the wealth of Shakespeare-centric entertainment that can be enjoyed right from the comfort of your living room! Joined by a rotating panel of guests from CSC and beyond, they tuck into the wide (and occasionally weird) array of Shakespeare movies, recorded performances, adaptations and more available for your consumption.

    The Taming of the Shrew, dir. William Ball (American Conservatory Theater 1976, via YouTube)

    The Taming of the Shrew, dir. William Ball (American Conservatory Theater 1976, via YouTube)

    Maggie Lou Rader join Niamh and Jeremy to discuss a Taming of the Shrew that we all... might love? Turns out the secret to a perfect Taming of the Shrew lies in the 1970s!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    National Theatre at Home's Comedy of Errors

    National Theatre at Home's Comedy of Errors

    Hijinks about as we are joined by CSC's Crystian Wiltshire to discuss Dominic Cooke's 2012 Comedy of Errors!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Antony and Cleopatra, Stratford Festival (2015)

    Antony and Cleopatra, Stratford Festival (2015)

    Vanessa Corredera, Andrews University, joins us to discuss Shakespeare, race, and Anthony and Cleopatra!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Merchant of Venice

    Merchant of Venice

    Today Niamh and Jeremy are joined by Courtney Anthony, former docent at the Folger Shakespeare Library, to discuss Jonathon Munby's 2015 Globe Theatre production of Merchant of Venice!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Christopher Moore's Fool

    Christopher Moore's Fool

    It's a Minisode! Jeremy and Niamh discuss Christopher Moore's 2009 novel Fool and how fun it is to watch this unnamed King Lear character take center stage.

    • 50 min
    Stratford Fest Coriolanus

    Stratford Fest Coriolanus

    Niamh and Jeremy are joined to discuss Robert Lepage's 2019 production of Coriolanus by Jemma Alix Levy, WLU associate professor of theatre and director of CSC's Miss Holmes!

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Librarian Joe ,

Wonderful

Such enthusiasm for all things Shakespeare! Great balance of performance/academic/fun approaches to Shakespeare’s plays. You’ll love it.

Michael the Pleb ,

Pleb Approved

For those of us who aren’t Shakespeare scholars or incredible actors, odd film adaptations are the best chance we have to see the plays. Having an opportunity to then hear the experts discuss them is a treat. Always informative and engaging!

Capslass ,

Need post production work

Love the content but it desperately needs some post recording work. The sound quality is so varied per speaker and I have to continually make the volume louder and softer depending on who is speaking

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