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As We Like It

By Jonathan Cox, Aven McMaster, and Mark Sundaram

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Description

Examining film adaptations of Shakespeare movie by movie

Customer Reviews

Great premise with lots of varied mileage

I've enjoyed this podcast for a year now. The varied perspectives on film and the texts is good, and the wide array of adaptations (from traditional to musical, from teen comedy to opera) gives a nice variety.

I have never wanted to jump through my iPod and join in the discussion more than during the most recent West Side Story episode.

I also want to thank Aven and Mark for introducing me to Slings & Arrows. We had it at my local library and I have binged the first two seasons.

I look forward to whatever episodes are to come (keep hoping for Peter Brooks' King Lear). The only flaw in this show is the wait between episodes.

Redundant, Shallow

The Branagh Hamlet discussion revealed the possibility that some of the commentators don't know much about Shakespeare. Give it a listen, you'll see. The Shakespeare-related knowledge level of the loquacious gentleman on the phone seemed particularly shallow.

For the Fassbender Macbeth, all we really hear, over and again, is that the poetry is missing. Unaccountably, none of the commentators had any opinion about the presence of the dead baby or the significance of Lady Macbeth witnessing the murders, which, among Macbeth films, is unique. One commentator admitted he had never seen a theatrical production of Macbeth.

I wondered why I was listening.

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