Episode 001 – The Prologue to our Comedy

“We see yonder the beginning of the day, but I think we shall never see the end of it.”

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The first episode has been posted! It’s a brief introduction to the series, and episode two will be up tomorrow. We’re still waiting on iTunes validation but in the meantime you can listen and download at the site’s Libsyn home page.

Stand not upon the order of your going, but go at once!

 

Links mentioned:

Kenneth Branagh as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing

Jane Austen’s letter (LV) regarding King John

The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare

 

Clips:

Sergei Prokofiev, “Montagues and Capulets”, from Romeo and Juliet (ballet), 1935

Henry Purcell / John Weldon, Introduction to The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island, 1667

Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) meets Shakespeare in Blackadder Back & Forth, 1999

Kym Mazelle, “Young Hearts Run Free”, from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, 1996

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