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.
King Lear (2016)
In honor of Cincy Shakes' production of King Lear, Niamh and Dubin are discussing the 2016 Talawa production starring Don Warrington.
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!
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!
Antony and Cleopatra, Stratford Festival (2015)
Vanessa Corredera, Andrews University, joins us to discuss Shakespeare, race, and Anthony and Cleopatra!
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!
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.
Such enthusiasm for all things Shakespeare! Great balance of performance/academic/fun approaches to Shakespeare’s plays. You’ll love it.
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!
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