Bard Flies

por James A. Smith, William C. Quinn

A podcast full of sound and fury, told by idiots. Dedicated to covering the plays of William Shakespeare in chronological order. 

Episodios del podcast

  • Temporada 1

  • T01 E36 - Cymbeline: Imogen There's No Cloten

    T01 E36 - Cymbeline: Imogen There's No Cloten

    With plot twists that depend on poor facial recognition, one-sided bets over cuckoldry, one of the most idiotic kings in Shakespeare, and a truly villainous stepson whose beheading we are unfairly denied on stage, Shakespeare’s “C...

    58:36
  • T01 E35 - The Winter's Tale: Pursued by a Nightmare

    T01 E35 - The Winter's Tale: Pursued by a Nightmare

    In a land ruled by a paranoid and jealous king hell-bent on destroying his own family and buffeted by violent storms, miracles, and a very large and hungry bear, Shakespeare’s characters go from intense melodrama to comedy to rede...

    53:36
  • T01 E34 - Coriolanus: The Pride Before the Brawl

    T01 E34 - Coriolanus: The Pride Before the Brawl

    What happens when a virtuous general gets drafted to run for office after defeating Rome’s enemies in battle? Nothing good! In this classic tale of martial virtue, popular politics, banishment, and treason, Shakespeare explores th...

    01:00:45
  • T01 E33 - Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Mediterranean Blues Cruise

    T01 E33 - Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Mediterranean Blues Cruise

    On a tour with the least linear ports of call since The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Pericles tries to win the hand of a princess in an incestuous relationship with her father by solving a riddle, ends a famine, gets into a shipwreck, w...

    45:55
  • T01 E32 - Antony and Cleopatra: The Be-Niled

    T01 E32 - Antony and Cleopatra: The Be-Niled

    In one of the most famously torrid love affairs of all time, defined by extramarital cheating, lavish outfits, histrionics, and the shadow of collapsing empires, this episode’s main characters define obsession and the insanity of ...

    53:48