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Shakespeare Unlimited podcast

Shakespeare Unlimited podcast

William Shakespeare and his works are woven throughout our global culture, from theater, music, and films to new scholarship, education, amazing discoveries, and more. In our Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, Shakespeare opens a window into topics ranging from the American West, to the real history of Elizabethan street fighting, to interviews with Shakespearean stars. As you’ll hear, he turns up in surprising places, too—including outer space. Join us for a “no limits” tour of the connections between Shakespeare, his works, and our world.

Eddie Izzard on Performing Hamlet Solo
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Eddie Izzard on Performing Hamlet Solo

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Legendary comedian and actor Eddie Izzard tells us about her one-actor performance of Hamlet.

Shakespeare and Disgust, with Bradley J. Irish
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Shakespeare and Disgust, with Bradley J. Irish

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Bradley J. Irish explains why disgust is one of the key thematic emotions in Shakespeare’s works.

Rita Dove on Shakespeare and Her Poem of Welcome for the Folger
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Rita Dove on Shakespeare and Her Poem of Welcome for the Folger

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Poet Rita Dove tells us about how she wrote her poem of welcome for the Folger’s west garden. Plus, we discuss how she discovered Shakespeare… and the snack that goes best with each of his plays.

Julia Fox and John Guy on Their New Biography of Anne Boleyn
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Julia Fox and John Guy on Their New Biography of Anne Boleyn

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Biographers Julia Fox and John Guy on the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn.

David and Ben Crystal Share Shakespeare Quotations for Everyday Life
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David and Ben Crystal Share Shakespeare Quotations for Everyday Life

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Ben and David Crystal’s new book offers daily Shakespeare quotes you can apply to your everyday existence.

What Happened to the Princes in the Tower, with Philippa Langley
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What Happened to the Princes in the Tower, with Philippa Langley

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Philippa Langley’s new book explores evidence that Richard III was framed for the murder of his nephews.

Will Somer: Peter Andersson on Henry VIII's Court Fool
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Will Somer: Peter Andersson on Henry VIII's Court Fool

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Peter K. Andersson’s new biography profiles a famous fool.

Isabelle Schuler on Lady Macbeth and Queen Hereafter
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Isabelle Schuler on Lady Macbeth and Queen Hereafter

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Isabelle Schuler tells us about her new novel, Queen Hereafter.

400 Years of Shakespeare's First Folio, with Emma Smith
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400 Years of Shakespeare's First Folio, with Emma Smith

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Emma Smith of Oxford University tells us what the First Folio has been up to since it was published 400 years ago.

Shakespeare and the Bloomsbury Group, with Marjorie Garber
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Shakespeare and the Bloomsbury Group, with Marjorie Garber

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Marjorie Garber explores Shakespeare’s influence on Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.

Patrick Stewart on a Life Shaped by Shakespeare
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Patrick Stewart on a Life Shaped by Shakespeare

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We talk to Sir Patrick Stewart about his Yorkshire youth, auditioning for the RSC, and his most famous roles on the stage and screen.

Michael Patrick Thornton on Learning to Breathe Again with Shakespeare
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Michael Patrick Thornton on Learning to Breathe Again with Shakespeare

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Michael Patrick Thornton joins us on the podcast to talk about his experiences navigating the theater world in a wheelchair after recovering from a spinal stroke.

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