Shakespeare Lightning Round: Barbara Bogaev

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 5:00 pm
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Tune in on Instagram Live for a fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30 lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least favorite—things about the Bard.
 
Barbara Bogaev, the host of the Folger's Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, joins us on a new episode.
 
 
Looking for the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast episodes Barbara recommends in this episode? Listen here:
 
Emma Smith on This Is Shakespeare
What give Shakespeare's plays their staying power? Emma Smith calls it "gappiness."
 
As word of the Italian theater's plots and characters made its way around Elizabethan London, it changed the way Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote.
 
Shakespeare, Science, and Art, with Natalie Elliot
In Shakespeare’s time, new scientific discoveries and mathematical concepts were upending the way people looked at their world. Many of those new ideas found their ways into his plays.
 
Women Performers in Shakespeare's Time, with Clare McManus
While women did not perform in London's professional theaters, you could catch them in court masques, on tightropes, and on stages across the European continent.
 
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In addition to hosting the Folger’s podcast Shakespeare Unlimited, Barbara Bogaev is a well-known voice on public radio, where she has hosted such national programs as Fresh Air, Marketplace Weekend, Weekend America, America Abroad and Soundprint. Based in Los Angeles, she also serves as a guest host for local stations KPCC and KCRW. When not in front of the mic, she contributes cultural criticism to philosophical website hilobrow.com, leads tours for the iconic American Craftsman home The Gamble House, and shoots arrows with a beautiful traditional wooden recurve bow like Ghengis Khan.