Category Archive: Podcast

Jan 24

The Comedy of Errors Part I

It’s another Wednesday* release, Offended listener! Today we bring you part one of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Unlike our last piece The Taming of the Shrew, Comedy is a play that holds up very well to the sensibilities of modern audiences. Our heroes found it to be an amusing tale of mistaken identity, love, …

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Jan 17

The Taming of the Shrew III

Welcome back, dear listener! In this, our last installment on Taming of the Shrew, we explore the real difficulties innate in presenting this show to a modern audience.  Included also is Dani’s long-awaited rant about feminism (and an unspoken rant about “sexism”, “racism”, and a plethora of other modern “isms” which don’t really apply to …

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Jan 09

The Taming of the Shrew II

Welcome Back Offended Listener! Today we return to The Taming of the Shrew. In part 2 of our Shrew series, we cover the wooing of Kate & Bianca by their various suitors, the conflict between the two sisters, and Petruchio’s miraculous transformation into a bull simultaneous to his sudden relocation into a proverbial china shop …

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Jan 02

The Taming of the Shrew Part I

Happy New year Offended listener! With the new year we are starting a new play (we wish we could say thst we planned it that way because wouldn’t that make us sound super smart but alas it is merely another quirk of the temporal universe which Dani finds oh so fascinating… Mike is once more …

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Dec 26

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Part III

Welcome back! Today’s release is our last installment on The Two Gentlemen of Verona. In this episode, we discuss the treachery of Proteus, the trials of Valentine, the strength of Julia and the grace of Sylvia. We’re also excited to welcome Lisa Dakak and Jennifer Tofel as they take on the roles of Silvia and …

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Dec 19

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Part II

Welcome back! Today we continue with part II of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  Friendship!  Love!  Back-stabbing!   In this episode, we discuss acts II & III and treat you to another outstanding reading from Angelo Calderone. Next week, we’re excited to add two new voices to our group of readers as Lisa Dakak and Jennifer …

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Dec 12

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Part I

Now that we’ve worked out some of the kinks, we are very pleased to welcome you, good listener, to the official debut release of Offensive Shadows!  In our first “real” series of episodes, we will be covering Shakespeare’s first(?) comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  In this episode, we introduce Two Gents and cover some …

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Dec 05

The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus Parts III and IV

Welcome back!  Here is the second wave of our preview episodes. In these final two Titus episodes we cover Acts IV and V, then discuss our final opinions of the play. As with the first set, we would like to note that the preview episodes are rough and represent our learning process rather than a …

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Dec 04

The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus Parts I and II

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Welcome to the first release of the Offensive Shadows Podcast. Over the course of the podcast, we hope to help you on your way to Bard-lightenment. You, our listener, a smart person who might not have much previous exposure to Shakespeare or his works, will here find a valuable tool to help you become acquainted …

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