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Classic Teendaptation #6: Get Over It

Classic Teendaptation #6: Get Over It

July 8, 2020

Get Over It is a 2001 teen adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. This week, Stephanie and Kirstin discuss Kirsten Dunst, teen romance, and overexcited dogs.

Macbeth: The Enduring Appeal of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play

Macbeth: The Enduring Appeal of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play

April 15, 2020

Shakespeare's Macbeth is so good that we can't stop thinking about it, or talking about it. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin discuss the appeal of the Scottish play, as well as the best and worst adaptations.

Titus Andronicus: A Bloody Mess or a Subversive Mess?

Titus Andronicus: A Bloody Mess or a Subversive Mess?

September 18, 2019

Join Jimmy Van and Michelle Hamadache as they discuss all things Titus Andronicus. Listen in to hear what they thought of the Bell Theatre Company's Sydney production of the play (not much!), and you'll also get to hear some insights into Shakespeare's original vision for what is a very bloody play. Warning: Both original play and the Bell production are rife with graphic scenes of sexual violence and mutilation. These topics are discussed during the podcast, so please be aware and listen accordingly.

Hamlet: The Indecisively Complicated Prince of Denmark

Hamlet: The Indecisively Complicated Prince of Denmark

March 28, 2018

To be or not to be? Is that the question? This week, Stephanie is joined by Professor Tony Cousins to discuss one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Is this really a play about somebody who can't make up their mind or is it more complicated than that?

Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

February 14, 2018

Are you a Valentine's Day sap or a grinch? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy are joined by Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo to talk about all things romance. They discuss Austen, why murder makes romance novels more interesting, why good real estate matters, and Michelle get the giggles over deer. 

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A Time for Lear: The Rise in Popularity of Shakespeare’s King Lear

A Time for Lear: The Rise in Popularity of Shakespeare’s King Lear

November 1, 2017

King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays, but also one of his bleakest. This week, Stephanie and Michelle are joined by Shakespearean scholar and Renaissance man, Professor Tony Cousins to discuss Lear, Cordelia, lame eighteenth-century reworkings of the play, and why King Lear became the play de jour after WWII.

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