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Party Bard

Jul 26, 2018

In the final episode 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 cast, create stunning visual tableaus, and make a small budget go a long way, all in...


May 24, 2018

In this performance episode, Jack and Molly watch the Shakespeare's Globe 2014 production of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. Molly can't deal with all of her feelings about Eve Best. They both appreciate a thoughtfully divided Antony, a scene-stealing Charmian, and a gloriously tipsy Enobarbus. They both relate to the social...


Apr 13, 2018

In this Speech episode, Jack and Molly dig into Henry V's famous battle-rousing monologue. Both geek out over Mark Rylance's more somber and nuanced interpretation. They also discuss rhetorical devices, toxic masculinity, and somehow bring it all back to Arrested Development again. You're welcome. 


Apr 5, 2018

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 public and before the #metoo movement, we recorded an episode...


Mar 29, 2018

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 them to their knees with her words. We're not exaggerating. Along the...