Episode 20: The Malcontent

I can’t believe we’ve been at this for 20 episodes! This one is about Marston’s The Malcontent (1603).

Child Actors
A poster from the Globe Young Performers production (2014) featuring child actors.

Talking Points:

  • What’s a Malcontent anyway? And other thoughts about the Humours.
  • Boy players and their role in satire, with reference to this article from the Times Higher Education
  • April Ludgate, from Parks and Recreation is one of our favourite pop-culture Malcontents. We discuss others.
  • The academically interesting “induction scene” and meta-theatre
  • TROPES GALORE!

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