Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Nine.

Fairy Tales and the Silver Screen

Whether Shakespeare or Hollywood, one of the most popular sources for stories is folklore and fairy tales. Several of Shakespeare’s plays—The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest—draw from folklore and fairy tale traditions…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Eight.

From Elizabeth to James

Over the years—in 1569, in 1584, in 1586, and in 1594—Elizabeth had been threatened by a variety of plots to assassinate her. The Northern Rising, the Throckmorton Plot, the Babington Plot, and a series of small conspiracies masterminded by a man named William Standen…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Seven.

Shakespeare’s England, Part III: A Day in the Elizabethan Life

A few episodes ago, we talked about the history leading up to 1599. Today, we’re going to talk about how people thought in 1599, the way they looked at the world, and how they dealt with one another…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Six.

Shakespeare’s England, Part II: The Tudors

If we want to be able to think about the context in which Shakespeare was writing, we have to first understand a little bit about what England was like. Not just about the plays and theatres, which we talked about last time, but about the people and the history…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Five.

From Will to Jane to Jepson

We’re going to take a little break from Shakespeare’s England to talk about how Shakespeare, through a few accidents and a couple intentional moves, became the essential foundation of English literature from his own age forward…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Four.

Shakespeare’s England, Part I: The Stage

Today, to follow up on close reading, we’re going to take a close look at Shakespeare’s theatres and the plays as they were back then. Much Ado About Nothing was composed probably in 1598-1599…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Three.

“Decolonizing Shakespeare”

Today I want to start by busting a pretty significant myth that surrounds Shakespeare. No, it isn’t the myth of who “really” wrote Shakespeare. It’s the idea that Shakespeare is somehow sacrosanct and untouchable. That Shakespeare is some holy relic of high culture that we must respect and honor…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode Two.

If you have to read, how to do it well. Otherwise known as “Close Reading.”

Last time, I talked about how plays aren’t meant to be read as texts…

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Welcome to Leadership on Stage and Screen Lecture Podcast, Episode One.

Introduction to Plays. What is a play?

Strictly speaking, plays are only one form of what we call “live theatre”…

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