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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 6th, 2015

2015-04-07 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes stories from the five NY boroughs, Dublin, Ireland, Harare, Zimbabwe, San Diego, Montgomery, Alabama, Kalamzaoo, Michigan, Sellwood, Oregon, Atlanta, Georgia, and Cincinnati, Ohio (ALL ABOARD!). PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Public Theater Mobile Unit: Macbeth Romeo and Juliet at … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 6th, 2015

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 30th, 2015

2015-03-31 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Lear with puppets, Blood Reigns, The Merchant of Venice in OP, Scorsese directing Branagh in Macbeth, and the reburial of Richard III. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Oregon Shakespeare Festival announces 2016 season Chicago Shakespeare announces 2015-6 season The … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 30th, 2015

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 23rd, 2015

2015-03-24 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Mind-Blowing Facts, Original Pronunciation, the stage adaptation of Kill Shakespeare, and announcements of various 2015-16 seasons. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Rethinking (and re-burying) Richard III (Independent | Mirror | Telegraph) Pigeon Creek Shakespeare to present Julius Caesar The … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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Podcast 98: Hamlet: The Plot, Part Three

2015-03-22 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 15s

[archive] This week’s podcast continues our three month-long discussion of Hamlet with the third and final segment of a three-part plot summary. Errata 7:02 — should be “Claudius disingenuously tells Gertrude”   Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded with the built-in microphone on an Acer Chromebook C720, using AudioRecorder from gideon.weissman (webaudiodemos.appspot.com). It was then edited in … Continue reading Podcast 98: Hamlet: The Plot, Part Three

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 16th, 2015

2015-03-17 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes the US Senate congratulating Oregon Shakespeare Festival for its 80th anniversary, recreating the Globe theater with old shipping containers, Shakespeare Week in England, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s PROJECT 38 Festival, and a boatload of reviews of Cymbeline, the new Ethan Hawke Shakespeare biker mash-up.. PLUS our usual recap of … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 16th, 2015

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Podcast 97: Hamlet: The Plot, Part Two

2015-03-15 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 15s

[archive] This week’s podcast continues our three month-long discussion of Hamlet with the second of a three-part plot summary. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded with the built-in microphone on an Acer Chromebook C720, using AudioRecorder from gideon.weissman (webaudiodemos.appspot.com). It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell Inspiron 3847 computer. The bumper … Continue reading Podcast 97: Hamlet: The Plot, Part Two

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 9th, 2015

2015-03-10 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes the nationwide tour of a First Folio, “Atomic Shakespeare,” DruidShakespeare, “Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet,” and Forensic Shakespeare. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links “Should Shakespeare be censored?” (responses: Washington Post | Newsweek) Shakespeare’s First Folio gets a 50-state tour Atomic … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 9th, 2015

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Podcast 96: Hamlet: The Plot, Part One

2015-03-08 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 29s

[archive] This week’s podcast kicks off our three month-long discussion of Hamlet with the first of a three-part plot summary. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded with the built-in microphone on an Acer Chromebook C720, using AudioRecorder from gideon.weissman (webaudiodemos.appspot.com). It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell Inspiron 3847 computer. The … Continue reading Podcast 96: Hamlet: The Plot, Part One

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 2nd, 2015

2015-03-03 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Mark Rylance, season announcements by the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and a couple of different Midsummer Night’s Dreams. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Shakespeare Festival March 7 Mark Rylance calls for … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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Podcast 95: Twelfth Night: Directorial Concept, Cast, and Wrap-Up

2015-03-01 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

[archive] This week’s podcast concludes our two month-long discussion of Twelfth Night, with a directorial concept, a look back, and a wrap-up of the play. Errata 5:25 — “my favorite” should be “my favorite comedy”   Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded with the built-in microphone on an Acer Chromebook C720, using AudioRecorder from gideon.weissman … Continue reading Podcast 95: Twelfth Night: Directorial Concept, Cast, and Wrap-Up

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 23th, 2015

2015-02-24 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes the Stratford Shakespeare Festival initiative to capture its productions on video for future release, Shakespeare & Co.’s 2015 season, National Theatre Live’s announcement that this October’s Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch will be broadcast globally to cinemas, Buenos Aires’ Shakespeare Fest, and the mock trial of Falstaff v. The … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 23th, 2015

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 16th, 2015

2015-02-17 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Simon Russell Beale, David Tennant, the opening of the 2015 season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare’s grave marker, Ithaca Shakespeare Company’s history project, and Valentine’s Day performances of Bottom’s Dream ad SonnetFest. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Shakespeare … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Podcast 94: Twelfth Night: Bawdy

2015-02-15 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 14s

[archive] [EXPLICIT CONTENT AHEAD… SKIP IF EASILY OFFENDED OK, let’s start off by saying that despite Eric Partridge calling Twelfth Night “the cleanest comedy except A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Shakespeare’s Bawdy, Partridge, Eric. New York: Routledge Classics, 2001; page 57), the play is not completely clean… as we shall see…] This week’s podcast continues our … Continue reading Podcast 94: Twelfth Night: Bawdy

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 9th, 2015

2015-02-10 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes season announcements by Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Orlando Shakespeare, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, an interview with Maxine Peake, the sexiness of “Venus and Adonis,” and Henry V in Original Pronunciation. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Shakespeare Theatre … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 9th, 2015

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 2nd, 2015

2015-02-03 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes the announcement of 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park Season, a Gwich’in Midsummer, the identity of the enigmatic ‘Mr WH’ to whom the sonnets are dedicated, and Kenneth Branagh doing The Winter’s Tale in October. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Podcast 93: Twelfth Night: the Videos

2015-02-01 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 21s

[archive] This week’s podcast continues our two month-long discussion of Twelfth Night, with a look at the video versions of the play that are available for your perusal. Errata 20:05 — should be “fan of our Facebook page” (not “face of our Facebook page”)   Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball … Continue reading Podcast 93: Twelfth Night: the Videos

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 26th, 2015

2015-01-27 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes American Shakespeare Center announcing 2015/16 artistic year, the collapse of Brian Blessed onstage during a performance of King Lear, “Will Shakespeare: Secret Jesuit?”, and Dunsinane. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links RSC head of digital development: tech must inform creativity, … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 26th, 2015

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 19th, 2015

2015-01-20 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes “Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh,” Forensic Shakespeare, and play announcements and reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Shakespeare Theatre Association to hold its 2017 conference in Baltimore Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh Valley Shakespeare Festival announces 2015 season Utah Shakespeare to take … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 19th, 2015

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Podcast 92: Twelfth Night Plot Summary and Intro

2015-01-18 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 49s

[archive] This week’s podcast kicks off off our two month-long discussion of the last of Shakespeare’s great comedies with a Twelfth Night plot summary. Timeline Due to the length of this podcast, here’s a helpful list of bookmarks… 00:00 – begin podcast 00:45 – Act One synopsis 13:30 – Act Two synopsis 26:45 – Act … Continue reading Podcast 92: Twelfth Night Plot Summary and Intro

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 12th, 2015

2015-01-13 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes The Tempest through the prism of race, Method in Madness tour, Romeo + Julieta by Shakespeare on the Rocks, and “Inebriated Shakespeare.” PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links A Master Class on Shakespeare’s Verse and Text Richard III signature in … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 12th, 2015

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 5th, 2015

2015-01-06 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired, the Macbeth curse, Shakespeare Unrehearsed, Cook Cafe, and Suddenly Shakespeare. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links The unsavory motivation behind the Shakespeare Truthers Bard is Back at the English Rose Kentucky Shakespeare tops highlights of … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, January 5th, 2015

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Podcast 91: Julius Caesar: Directorial Concept and Wrap-Up

2015-01-04 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 14s

[archive] This week’s podcast concludes our two month-long discussion of Julius Caesar, with a directorial concept, the winner of a contest, and a wrap-up of the play. Errata 7:50 — should be “Antony’s death” (not “Caesar’s death’) 9:25 — should be “gasped” (not “gagged”) 11:35 — should be “other” (not “over”)   Podcast Credits This … Continue reading Podcast 91: Julius Caesar: Directorial Concept and Wrap-Up

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, December 29th, 2014

2014-12-30 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as Hamlet next year being the most in-demand stage and theatrical tickets in the UK for this year, color conscious casting, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s New Fellowship for Theatre Leaders, and Shakespeare as a source of business advice for CEOs and managers. PLUS our usual recap … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, December 29th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, December 22nd, 2014

2014-12-23 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes some 2015 season announcements, “The Bard Laid Bare,” tips for directing Shakespeare, Michael Fassbender, Pulp Shakespeare, and some stage reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival announces 2015 season Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 2015 season Shakespeare at Notre … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, December 15th, 2014

2014-12-16 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Sons of Anarchy, the Curtain Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe 2015 cinema releases, the new season of PBS’s Shakespeare Uncovered, Macbeth Rebothered, Pentametron, South African homeless Shakespeare, reviews of some holiday season Shakespeare productions. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Shakespeare’s Curtain … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Podcast 90: Julius Caesar: the Mastery of Antony’s Funeral Oration

2014-12-14 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 38s

[archive] This week’s podcast continues off our two month-long discussion of Julius Caesar, with a deep dive into the mastery of Antony’s funeral oration. Plus, I’ve got the announcement of a contest. Don’t forget to enter the contest for an autographed copy of Shakespeare for Kids: Julius Caesar. Timeline Due to the length of this … Continue reading Podcast 90: Julius Caesar: the Mastery of Antony’s Funeral Oration

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, December 8th, 2014

2014-12-09 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes the DNA findings of the corpse of Richard III, transgressive spins on Shakespeare, the surging popularity of Shakespeare in China, and Will Ferrell doing Shakespeare. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Richard III DNA Surprise Much Ado About Nothing by … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, December 8th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, December 1st, 2014

2014-12-02 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes a couple of season announcements and the big news of the past few months–a First Folio found in a French library–which spawned a resurgence of the age-old questions: “was Shakespeare was a secret Catholic?” and “was Shakespeare gay?” PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Podcast 89: Julius Caesar: Video Reviews (plus one)

2014-11-30 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 22s

[archive] This week’s podcast continues our two month-long discussion of Julius Caesar, with reviews of some of the video productions available, plus a live theater (though non-Cesarean) review as well. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe … Continue reading Podcast 89: Julius Caesar: Video Reviews (plus one)

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 24th, 2014

2014-11-25 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream that was a tad too racy, “Shakespeare Corrected,” a 14 year-old Jennifer Lawrence tackling Shakespeare, and announcements for next year’s seasons at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Shakespeare Dallas, and Shakespeare’s Globe. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 24th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 17th, 2014

2014-11-18 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes “Decoding the Renaissance,” The Feast of Crispian veterans program, Ambition’s Debt, and Mike Tyson as Othello. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links From Shakespeare to the NSA How looking for ciphers in Shakesperae shaped modern cryptography Shakespeare’s Globe Macbeth to … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 17th, 2014

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Podcast 88: Julius Caesar: Introduction, Sources, and Plot Synopsis

2014-11-16 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 36s

[archive] This week’s economy-sized podcast kicks off our two month-long discussion of Julius Caesar, with an introduction, discussion of sources, and a plot synopsis. Errata 16:35 — “by decree” (not degree) 16:48 — “three of the conspirators” (not conspiracy) 24:00 — “sent on errands” (not send) Musical Clips: “Psycho Killer,” written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz … Continue reading Podcast 88: Julius Caesar: Introduction, Sources, and Plot Synopsis

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 10th, 2014

2014-11-11 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes globePlayer.tv, “Shakespeare Restor’d”, Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 lineup, “What’s your Shakespearean personality?”, and a slew of reviews of Julius Caesar by the Folger. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links The Bard on Demand University of Delaware: “Shakespeare Restor’d” Muse of … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 10th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 3rd, 2014

2014-11-04 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes GoodTickleBrain.com, the balcony scene (or not), Shakespeare’s Catholic Sympathies, and Shakespeare coming to the CW. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Mark Harmon to develop Shakespeare series for CW 3 disgusting ways independent, talkative women were tortured and shamed in … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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Podcast 87: Much Ado About Nothing: Directorial Concepts, Casts, and Wrap-up

2014-11-02 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 10s

[archive] This week’s podcast concludes our two month-long discussion of Much Ado About Nothing, with a directorial concept and cast, as well as a wrap-up of the play. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative … Continue reading Podcast 87: Much Ado About Nothing: Directorial Concepts, Casts, and Wrap-up

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 27th, 2014

2014-10-28 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Shakespeare on the move, the identity of the Dark Lady of the sonnets, “Kill(ing) Claudio,” “Sweet William,” Much Ado About Zombies, and a Shakespeare mash-up with Latino influence (including dia de los muertos [day of the dead] imagery, characters from the works of Shakespeare, and a dying Bard coming to … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 27th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 20th, 2014

2014-10-21 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s news review includes rhetorical devices link Shakespeare and Katy Perry, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of Henry IV, the passing of Paul Honan, Shakespeare JavaScript, and Love’s Labor’s Won by the Royal Shakespeare Company. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Hugh Bonneville on Shakespeare Here’s the … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 20th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 13th, 2014

2014-10-14 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes American Shakespeare Center’s Ralph Cohen (that’s Dr. Ralph to you) receiving the Sam Wannamaker Award, Mike Daisey taking on “The Great Tragedies”, Georgia Shakespeare’s shutting down, “Much Ado About Something,” and Whatever Happened to Love’s Labor’s Won?. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Podcast 86: Much Ado About… Bawdiness

2014-10-12 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 19s

[archive] WARNING: as it concerns the bawdiness of Much Ado About Nothing, the following podcast contains mature subject matter, adult language, and adolescent humor… if you’re quickly offended or blush too easily… just stop listening now. No. Really, this one isn’t for you. This week’s podcast continues our two month-long discussion of Much Ado About … Continue reading Podcast 86: Much Ado About… Bawdiness

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 6th, 2014

2014-10-07 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, “Shakespeare didn’t say that”, Marin Shakespeare’s prison theater training workshops, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets”, and Othello: The Remix. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Kidscomic Shakespeare Shakespeare didn’t say that The jig is up – Shakespeare’s … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, October 6th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 29th, 2014

2014-09-30 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

[archive] This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Taming Shakespeare, Bard Fiction, Three Day Hangover, and a pocketful of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Fractured Shakespeare What a piece of work is a woman Juliet’s Nurse by Lois Leveen Montana Shakespeare in the Schools Teaching Shakespeare … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Podcast 85: Much Ado About Nothing: the Video Productions and Another Review

2014-09-28 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 18s

[archive] This week’s podcast continues our two month-long discussion of Much Ado About Nothing, with reviews of some of the available video productions of the play, plus a live theater review of The Tempest by South Coast Repertory.   Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using … Continue reading Podcast 85: Much Ado About Nothing: the Video Productions and Another Review

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 22nd, 2014

2014-09-23 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s Shakespeare news review includes announcements of the 2015 seasons for both Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and Kentucky Shakespeare, Station Eleven, the upcoming fundraising Benefit for Georgia Shakespeare, the film Muse of Fire, a whispered outdoor production of Coriolanus, and Kung Fu Hamlet. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 15th, 2014

2014-09-16 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 10s

This week’s Shakespeare news review contains the announcement of 2015 seasons for Tennessee Shakespeare Company and Bell Shakespeare, the independent film Billy Shakespeare, a Shakespeare phone app, Camille Paglia on Shakespeare, the Quadruple Dictionaire, and both Shakespeare in Retirement Homes and Shakespeare with Hearing Aids. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Podcast 84: Much Ado About Nothing: the Intro and Plot Synopsis

2014-09-14 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 27s

This week’s podcast kicks off our two month-long discussion of Much Ado About Nothing, with a quick intro and a not-so-quick plot synopsis.   Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell … Continue reading Podcast 84: Much Ado About Nothing: the Intro and Plot Synopsis

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 8th, 2014

2014-09-09 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s Shakespeare news review contains a breakthrough casting by the RSC for Othello, The Tempest featuring songs by Tom Waits, an uncertain future for Georgia Shakespeare, the film adaptation of Cymbeline, contrasting reviews for The Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and multiple 2015 season announcements. PLUS our usual recap of this … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 8th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 1st, 2014

2014-09-02 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s news review contains close reading and Tech Tool Tips, Salty Shakespeare, L.A.’s Elizabethan Flash-Mob Company, the “Pop Sonnet” Tumblr site, and an Indian film adaptation of Hamlet, that looks like it could be my generation’s Throne of Blood. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Haider … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Podcast 83: As You Like It: an Overview, a Cast, a Direction, and a Wrap-Up

2014-08-31 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s podcast concludes our two month-long discussion of As You Like It, with a general wrap-up and a directorial concept and a cast. Then we’ll talk about a new partner and look forward to the next play. Clarification 5:15 — that Oliver is “haughty” not “hottie” (though I guess that works, too)   Podcast … Continue reading Podcast 83: As You Like It: an Overview, a Cast, a Direction, and a Wrap-Up

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 25th, 2014

2014-08-26 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

This week’s news review contains Roger Federer, Shakespeare’s Views on Aging, The Science of Shakespeare, King Rear, and Naked Shakespeare (and wow those last two do NOT sound right together). PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history AND our new partnership with The Shakespeare Standard. Story Links King Rear in … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 25th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 18th, 2014

2014-08-19 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

This week’s news review contains Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as Hamlet next year selling out, the New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Sonnet Project, the closing of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival after 37 years, the “Marks of Genius” exhibit at the Morgan Library in New York City, The Jedi doth Return, and “The first thing we do, … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 18th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 11th, 2014

2014-08-12 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s news review contains some Shakespeare stage reviews (as the summer season continues), and stories including teaching neighborhood children Shakespeare over the course of the summer in a North Carolina barbershop, “Shakespeare’s Elusive Politics,” “Shakespeare plays key role in teaching children to take creative leaps,” “Shakespeare as Life Coach” and a look at the … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 11th, 2014

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Podcast 82: As You Like It: Bawdy and One More Video, but Not a Bawdy Video

2014-08-10 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 16s

This week’s podcast includes a continuation of our two month-long discussion of As You Like It, with a dive into that pool we call bawdy… so if you’re easily offended, skip to the 12:35 mark in the podcast for one last video review. [EXPLICIT CONTENT AHEAD… SKIP IF EASILY OFFENDED] The following podcast contains adult … Continue reading Podcast 82: As You Like It: Bawdy and One More Video, but Not a Bawdy Video

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 4th, 2014

2014-08-05 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

This week’s news review contains some Shakespeare stage reviews (as the summer season continues), Shakespeare’s Globe as a theatrical laboratory, the University of South Dakota’s exhibit analyzing the use of Humors (not humor) in Shakespeare, and the internet kerfuffle over a certain public radio host’s tweet that Shakespeare sucketh. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 4th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 28th, 2014

2014-07-29 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

This week’s news review contains some Shakespeare stage reviews (as the summer season continues), the New York Shakespeare Exchange ShakesBEER Pub Crawl, a Macbeth performed in Original Pronunciation, Shakespeare’s Garden in Muskegon, Michigan, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company using The Tempest and the Hunter Heartbeat Method to connect with Austisc children, and … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Podcast 81: As You Like It… DVD/Video Reviews

2014-07-27 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 14s

This week’s podcast continues our two-month discussion of As You Like It, with an overview of some of the productions available on video and streaming. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell … Continue reading Podcast 81: As You Like It… DVD/Video Reviews

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 21st, 2014

2014-07-22 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), an essay on the many depictions of Shakespeare in fiction, the signer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, ShakeScenes at the University of Notre Dame, and a story entitled “Why Can’t We Teach Shakespeare Better?” PLUS our usual recap of … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 21st, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 14th, 2014

2014-07-15 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), plans by the Folger Shakespeare Library to lend an original First Folio to every state, the Freehold Theater project which brings Shakespeare to prisoners, soldiers, and patients, and Texas Shakespeare Festival’s Bard and Breakfast program. PLUS our usual recap … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Podcast 80: As You Like It… Plot and Sources

2014-07-13 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 36s

This week’s podcast includes an introduction to As You Like It, with a plot synopsis and a discussion of sources. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell Inspiron 3847 computer. The … Continue reading Podcast 80: As You Like It… Plot and Sources

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 7th, 2014

2014-07-08 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), coverage of the June 30 Shakespeare in America event by the Public Forum, a 13 year-old New Zealand student who has won a Shakespeare essay writing contest for the second time, Bootleg Shakespeare, and dermatologists claiming that because of … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 7th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 30th, 2014

2014-07-01 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), the upcoming Doctor Who/Shakespeare mash-up book, Cincinnati Shakespeare winning a $25,000 NEA Grant, an eight-actor 90-minute Hamlet, and a discussion on the possibilities inherent in the design of a Shakespeare video game. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 30th, 2014

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Podcast 79: Merry Wives Wrap-Up… redux

2014-06-29 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 17s

This week’s podcast concludes the discussion of The Merry Wives of Windsor (again), including a discussion of some of the bawdy humor of the play. NOTE: This podcast contains mature subject matter and adult language (as well as adolescent humor and naughty bits, lots of naughty bits)… SO, if you’re easily offended, you might want to skip … Continue reading Podcast 79: Merry Wives Wrap-Up… redux

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 23rd, 2014

2014-06-24 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season heats up), a puppet Titus, a futuristic take based on The First Part of Henry the Fourth, a comic book, and the Fringe Festival in Ontario, Canada, bringing local political candidates on stage to throw down some Bard. PLUS our … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 16th, 2014

2014-06-17 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 8s

This week’s news review contains discussions of “Will on the Hill” in Washington DC, the Shakespearean grandeur of The Lion King‘s villain, and the new web comedy series “Complete Works” on Hulu, among others, and our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links Shakespeare apprentices given platform for theatrical ambitions Review … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 16th, 2014

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Podcast 78: Gee… all you did was watch movies on your vacation?

2014-06-15 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

This week’s podcast includes a discussion of some of the Shakespeare I’ve caught since we left off in 2011. And, oh yeah, some ramblings about a madman in a box. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe … Continue reading Podcast 78: Gee… all you did was watch movies on your vacation?

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 9th, 2014

2014-06-10 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 7s

This week’s news review contains discussions of the relevancy of Shakespeare, the plight of a documentary about a Thai Shakespeare production, and the Broadway debut of Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth, among others, and our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Story Links: Stratford Shakespeare Festival to broadcast to movie theaters later this … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 9th, 2014

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 2nd, 2014

2014-06-03 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 6s

Today, we launch a brand new podcast, a weekly overview of Shakespeare news and notes, plus some historical dates for what happened in the last seven dates of the year in this history of the Bard, and the history of his histories. This week’s news review contains discussions of Judi Dench joining Benedict Cumberbatch in … Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Podcast 77: The Reboot Episode (aka: Halftime is over)

2014-06-01 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 5s

This week’s podcast is a return after a three-year hiatus. We’ll discuss the change in our philosophy, plan and schedule. We’re going to introduce our new podcast, and get ready for the second half kick-off. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It … Continue reading Podcast 77: The Reboot Episode (aka: Halftime is over)

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Podcast 76: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Wrap it up… Wrap it ALL up for now…

2011-03-27 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 15s

This week’s podcast concludes our month-long discussion of The Merry Wives of Windsor with a little discussion of the play, a production concept, and a cast. And then some final words… well, maybe not FINAL final… but final for now… Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto a Dell XPS … Continue reading Podcast 76: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Wrap it up… Wrap it ALL up for now…

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Podcast 75: The Merry Wives of Windsor: DVDs

2011-03-20 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 13s

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of The Merry Wives of Windsor with reviews of two versions of the play available on DVD, as well as a related work. Then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto … Continue reading Podcast 75: The Merry Wives of Windsor: DVDs

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Podcast 74: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Plot and Legend

2011-03-13 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 13s

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of The Merry Wives of Windsor with the last two acts worth of plot. We’ll discuss some legends then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. CAUTION: This week’s podcast contains explicit language (one F-bomb)… Download (or not) accordingly. Podcast Credits This podcast … Continue reading Podcast 74: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Plot and Legend

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Podcast 73: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Introduction and Plot

2011-03-06 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 16s

This week’s podcast begins our month-long discussion of The Merry Wives of Windsor with a few opening words, and three acts worth of plot. Then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto a Dell XPS 400 computer, using … Continue reading Podcast 73: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Introduction and Plot

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Podcast 72: Henry the Fifth: Wrap-Up, Production Concept, and Cast

2011-02-27 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 9s

This week’s podcast concludes our month-long discussion of Henry the Fifth with a few closing words, a production concept and a cast. Then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto a Dell XPS 400 computer, using Adobe Soundbooth … Continue reading Podcast 72: Henry the Fifth: Wrap-Up, Production Concept, and Cast

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Podcast 71: Henry the Fifth: DVDs

2011-02-20 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 19s

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of Henry the Fifth with a synyopsis of the final two acts of the play. Then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. The War of the Roses available at the Bill/Shakespeare Project YouTube page . Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using … Continue reading Podcast 71: Henry the Fifth: DVDs

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Podcast 70: Henry the Fifth: Plot, Conclusion

2011-02-13 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 15s

This week’s podcast continues our month-long discussion of Henry the Fifth with a synopsis of the final two acts of the play. Then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto a Dell XPS 400 computer, using Adobe Soundbooth … Continue reading Podcast 70: Henry the Fifth: Plot, Conclusion

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Podcast 69: Henry the Fifth: Intro and Plot, Part One

2011-02-06 :: Bill Walthall
Length: 18s

This week’s podcast begins our month-long discussion of Henry the Fifth with a synopsis of the first three acts of the play. Then, we’ll finish up with our usual recap of this week’s blog entries. Errata: 12:27 — “a French officer” should be “a Welsh officer” Podcast Credits This podcast was recorded using a Blue … Continue reading Podcast 69: Henry the Fifth: Intro and Plot, Part One

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Bill Walthall (UCLA '85 English), a former high school English, Shakespeare, and Drama teacher, will read and blog about each of Shakespeare's plays, from The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest.

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