Party Bard: A Shakespeare Podcast
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Welcome to Party Bard! Shakespeare uber-nerds Molly Booth and Jack Rossiter-Munley like to talk about the Bard. A lot. And they are bringing their party to you! New episodes post every other Wednesday.
||CleanThanks Julie Taymor, You Blew My Mind: Titus (1999)||In the final episode of Season 1 of Party Bard, Molly and Jack celebrate one of the great Shakespeare adaptations: Julie Taymor’s 1999 movie version of Titus Andronicus. They marvel at Taymor’s ability to draw exceptional performances from her...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInfinite Love for Eve Best: Antony & Cleopatra 2014||Featuring a dynamic af Charmian and a snarky af Enobarbus||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever Knew That There Was Brothers – St. Crispin's Day||Are we fans of Mark Rylance? Jury's still out.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Apology||We recorded this apology because yesterday you may have seen an episode on Shakespeare in Love drop in your podcast feed. That was a mistake. Back in the early fall of 2017, before accusations of rape and sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein became..||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVolumnia Bluth||In this character episode, Molly and Jack take on one of the baddest mothers in Shakespeare. Come to think of it, she's one of the only mothers. It's Volumnia from Coriolanus, the mom so powerful she stopped an army of men in their tracks and brought...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWait, who's your mom? Romeo & Juliet 1.5||Love/lust at first sonnet!||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLucky Felix: Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed||In this 'adaptation' episode, Molly and Jack discuss Margaret Atwood's imaginative re-telling of the Tempest, "Hag-Seed." An entry in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, this book features an enthralling deep dive in to the main character's psyche, a play..||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurprise! He was Into Her the Whole Time: Sonnet 130||Happy Valentine's Day! Shakespeare wrote some great love poetry. Sonnet 130 also known as "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" is up there with the best, even if it might not seem like it at first. Molly and Jack discuss the sonnet as well as...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLady Macbeth's Vision Board: "Come You Spirits"||Just a lot of crowns and knives||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Like Party Barge: Enobarbus||In this character episode, Molly and Jack take time to examine the arc of everyone's favorite barge-appreciator, Enobarbus. Along the way they discover that Enobarbus' name is super fun for riffing, Jack manages to mention Bruce Springsteen, and Molly..||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittle Fuzzy Bunnies of Love and Joy: Much Ado About Nothing 2.3 and 3.1||In this episode, Molly and Jack tackle two of the funniest scenes in all of Shakespeare. First, in 2.3, Benedick's friends do some bad improv to surreptitiously inform him that Beatrice likes him. Then, in 3.1, Beatrice's cousin does some great improv..||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMade Glorious by Ian and Maggie: Richard III 1995||Is this an Ian McKellen fancast||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Bit of Fry and Rylance: The Globe's Original Conditions Twelfth Night (2012)||Starring Stephen Fry as Malvolio, Mark Rylance as Olivia and Johnny Flynn as Viola, this all star (all male) cast takes Twelfth Night all the way back to its beginnings. Molly and Jack discuss the delightful music, comfortable blocking and hilarious...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDroppin' Hints: 'Twas Wondrous Pitiful||Who's wooing who? Othello 1.3||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSup Snail King: The Fool in King Lear||How do you make two crowns from an egg? Why are there no more than seven stars? Who can tell why a snail has a house? Who is the coolest fool of them all? These questions and more answered in this character episode of Party Bard on the archetypal...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHalloween Surprise Party: Throne of Blood||First Annual Party Bard Trick-or-Treat Halloween Spooktacular||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBalthasar Boy Genius: Merchant of Venice 4.1||It's like Indiana Jones||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom "Malvolio" Riddle: She's the Man||Should Malvolio be played by a tarantula or the Dark Lord? What are the similarities and differences between Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and the 2006 romantic comedy She's the Man? Molly and Jack, speaking as completely objective third party observers..||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fourth Witch: Macbeth 2015||Remus Lupin Is Our Fav Werewolf, But Not Our Fav King||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaliban 2020: The Isle is Full of Noises||Molly and Jack do a close reading of Caliban's The Isle is Full of Noises speech from The Tempest. Along the way they find a number of possible candidates for the 2020 election and many reasons to remain very afeared.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolonius: Sexist Creep & Curtain-Hiding Watcher||To thine own self be true, except if you're Polonius. Don't be that self. He's the worst.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrutus is Just as Cute as Caesar: Julius Caesar 3.1||Not Everyone Who Loves Julius Caesar is a Bro, But All Bros Love Julius Caesar||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurprise Party: Hamlet (2011)||Molly and Jack serve up a special episode of Party Bard -- henceforth known as a "surprise party" -- and in it they discuss a one-of-a-kind adaptation of Hamlet. The adaptation is 88 minutes long, was shot in 3 days, has condensed the play to take...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Things I Hate About You||How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love (this adaptation) of Taming of the Shrew||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Party Bard!||Ain’t no party like a Shakespeare party, ‘cause a Shakespeare party usually ends in like 10 members of the royal family getting murdered. Molly Booth and Jack Rossiter-Munley like to talk about Shakespeare more than is strictly reasonable, and now..||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and insightful Shakespeare podcast
Always love when a new episode drops! Smart funny hosts full of insights and endless riffs. My fave podcast about the Bard
One of My Favorites
This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts! As an English teacher and fellow Shakespeare nerd, I was initially drawn in by the content, but am now equally delighted by the fun banter between the two hosts. I look forward to listening to more episodes and, quite possibly, using an episode or two in my classroom.
So good, so nerdy
Hilarious and informative Shakespeare riffs from a pair of nerds. Love this.