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Mar 15, 2023

In today's episode, we are joined by award-winning poet Elizabeth Sylvia to discuss her latest collection of poetry, None But Witches: Poems on Shakespeare's Women, the inspiration she took from Shakespeare's works, and the process behind this collection. 

Elizabeth Sylvia is the winner of the 5th annual Three...

Mar 1, 2023

At the heart of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a fantastical world of fairies, magic, and mythical creatures, and in this episode, we explore the different influences that helped to shape this world.

First up, we look at the rich tradition of English fairy folklore, which was still very much a part...

Feb 15, 2023

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.

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Feb 1, 2023

Content Warning: This episode contains discussions of topics that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please listen with care. 

In this episode, we explore the depictions of sex and sexuality in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. While this play (and many of Shakespeare's comedies) end with a hetero-normative...

Jan 18, 2023

It's time to talk about donkeys! Just kidding...a little. In this episode, we are going to unpack the major themes and tropes in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. We'll also discuss the challenges presented by some problematic plot points and what theatremakers are left to reckon with when they produce A...