Hey folks! This episode is a film review. Remember when we did that film review episode about MacBender? That was probably the most that Cat and Yoli have ever disagreed with each other, and it got a little #awkward. This won’t be like that, we promise.
Michael Almereyda’s approach to modernizing Shakespeare
Are you sick of current events in the United States, the UK, or wherever you are right now? Take a 40 minute break from reality with this episode. Bard Times podcast will whisk you away to an Early Modern vacation in a tropical paradise! Bodice-ripping thrills and swash-bucking adventure awaits you in this romance by John Fletcher.
(Full disclosure: this “paradise” is still chock-full of Islamophobia, cultural appropriation, and imperialist politics… so it really isn’t that different from real life in 2017.)
Hello friends! Sorry about the long lull between episodes. November was a doozy, and we had to go on unofficial hiatus just to cope. We’re back now, and ready to get this podcast back on its feet.
This episode is about Christopher Marlowe’s incredibly popular play, Doctor Faustus. If you’re in the mood to explore more of Marlowe’s plays, why not go into the back catalogue and listen to Episode 2, which was about Edward II?