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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.

Isabella Hammad on Enter Ghost
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Isabella Hammad on Enter Ghost

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A Palestinian production of Hamlet in the West Bank is the backdrop for Isabella Hammad’s new novel, Enter Ghost.

Mat Osman's The Ghost Theatre Imagines the Lives of Elizabethan London's Child Actors
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Mat Osman's The Ghost Theatre Imagines the Lives of Elizabethan London's Child Actors

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The novelist and Suede bass player takes us flying over the rooftops of Elizabethan London and down into the gritty lives of its child actors.

Adrian Lester on Playing Rosalind, Henry V, Othello, and Hamlet
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Adrian Lester on Playing Rosalind, Henry V, Othello, and Hamlet

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Actor Adrian Lester walks us through big moments in his illustrious career, including Cheek by Jowl’s all-male “As You Like It” and Peter Brook’s “Hamlet.”

Greg Doran on Forty Years of Directing Shakespeare
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Greg Doran on Forty Years of Directing Shakespeare

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The former Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director talks about First Folios, a disastrous performance of Romeo and Juliet, and his partnership with the late Antony Sher.

David West Read on & Juliet
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David West Read on & Juliet

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Hit musical & Juliet combines Romeo and Juliet with the songs of pop hitmaker Max Martin. Its writer, Schitt’s Creek writer and executive producer David West Read, tells us about how the idea came to him while he was concussed.

Robert O'Hara on Directing Richard III
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Robert O'Hara on Directing Richard III

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The award-winning director tells us what it’s like to direct Shakespeare in the Park. Spoiler: It’s a whirlwind.

Publishing Shakespeare's First Folio, with Chris Laoutaris
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Publishing Shakespeare's First Folio, with Chris Laoutaris

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We talk with Chris Laoutaris about his new book, an in-depth look at the First Folio, its creation, and its legacy.

Lolita Chakrabarti on Adapting Hamnet for the Stage
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Lolita Chakrabarti on Adapting Hamnet for the Stage

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Lolita Chakrabarti on writing the Shakespeare family, puppet kestrels, Ira Aldridgeand adapting Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet for the stage.

James Ijames on Fat Ham
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James Ijames on Fat Ham

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright tells us about his hilarious adaptation of Hamlet.

Marion Turner on The Wife of Bath: A Biography
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Marion Turner on The Wife of Bath: A Biography

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Marion Turner’s new book is a biography of Geoffrey Chaucer’s most famous character.

Patrick Page on King Lear and Shakespeare's Villains
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Patrick Page on King Lear and Shakespeare's Villains

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Patrick Page tells us how he gets inside the mind of Lear in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2023 production.

Artificial Intelligence Goes to English Class
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Artificial Intelligence Goes to English Class

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Our panelists talk us through the challenges and opportunities that AI tools like ChatGPT present when it comes to teaching Shakespeare.

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