Shakespeare Podcasts

1. Shakespeare Unlimited

Shakespeare UnlimitedWashington, District of Columbia, United States About Podcast Home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. Advancing knowledge and the arts. Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places, not just literature, and the stage, but science and social history as well. Our 'Shakespeare Unlimited' podcast explores the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.
Frequency 2 episodes / month
Podcast folger.edu/shakespeare-unlim..
Twitter followers 28.7K ⋅ Instagram Followers 25.8K ⋅ Social Engagement 6 ⋅ Domain Authority 71

2. That Shakespeare Life

That Shakespeare LifeAlabama, United States About Podcast Hosted by Cassidy Cash, That Shakespeare Life takes you behind the curtain and into the real-life of William Shakespeare. Tune in to hear this podcast.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Since Apr 2018
Podcast cassidycash.libsyn.com
Twitter followers 868 ⋅ Domain Authority 7

3. The Pendant Shakespeare

The Pendant Shakespeare Los Angeles, California, United States About Podcast 'The Pendant Shakespeare aka The Wild Bill Variety Show' is an ongoing presentation of the works of William Shakespeare. Come for the fresh classics, stay for the awesome times.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Podcast pendantaudio.com/shows/wildbill
Twitter followers 2.3K ⋅ Domain Authority 38

4. The State of Shakespeare

The State of ShakespeareNew York City, New York, United States About Podcast The State of Shakespeare's mission is to help inspire and illuminate theatre-makers, students, and educators to discover new ways of bringing Shakespeare to life. We are compiling a unique archive of some of the great Actors and Artists of our time while fostering new talent for years to come.
Frequency 1 episode / month
Podcast stateofshakespeare.com
Twitter followers 3.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 31 ⋅ Domain Authority 23

5. Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard

Shakespeare Sundays with Chop BardAbout Podcast Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard is a practical, and enthusiastic exploration of William Shakespeare's work. Each episode will take on a single subject taken from his words, lines, poetry, themes, or resources, in order to better understand them, and find out what use can be made of them.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Since Jul 2017
Podcast shakespearesundays.libsyn.com
Twitter followers 328 ⋅ Domain Authority 9

6. Shakespeare Would Be Proud

Shakespeare Would Be ProudAbout Podcast What is Shakespeare Would Be Proud? Well, it's a podcast where our two hosts recap a Shakespeare play and then talk about it.
Frequency 1 episode / quarter
Podcast buzzsprout.com/230562
Instagram Followers 206 ⋅ Domain Authority 66

7. The Play's the Thing

The Play's the ThingAbout Podcast The Play's the Thing is the ultimate resource for lovers of Shakespeare. Dedicating six episodes to each play, this podcast explores the themes, scenes, characters, and lines that make Shakespeare so memorable. In the end, we will cover every play The Bard wrote, thus permitting an ongoing contemplation and celebration of the most important writer of all time.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Podcast shows.pippa.io/the-plays-the..
Twitter followers 2 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.6K ⋅ Domain Authority 60

8. The Shakespeare's Globe Podcast | Such Stuf

The Shakespeare's Globe Podcast | Such StufLondon, England, United Kingdom About Podcast Such Stuff goes behind the scenes at Shakespeare's Globe, sharing the incredible stories and experiences that come through our doors every day. We'll be exploring the big themes behind all of the work that we do here and asking: what is Shakespeare's transformative impact on the world?
Frequency 2 episodes / quarter
Podcast shakespearesglobe.com/discov..
Twitter followers 215.8K ⋅ Instagram Followers 109.3K ⋅ Domain Authority 67

9. Sour Beer and Shakespeare

Sour Beer and ShakespeareAbout Podcast Our hosts, Juliet Wolfe and Olivia Rose Nathan, explore their lives as actors, twenty-somethings, Shakespeare lovers, and sour beer drinkers. Every week Juliet and Olivia will bring their hot take on a different Shakespeare play while enjoying a new sour beer of the week. The podcast will provide lively literary discussion and drunkenness ensue.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Podcast buzzsprout.com/698398
Domain Authority 66

10. Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Monologues by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast This is truly a delightful compilation of some of the best known and loved passages from William Shakespeare's plays. Most readers would be familiar with all or at least some of them. If you've studied Shakespeare in school or college, plays like The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth were probably assigned texts. However, if you haven't encountered these plays before, Shakespeare Monologues is a great volume to browse through and enjoy at leisure.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Shakespe..
Domain Authority 61

11. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

Cymbeline by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare's late romances, which combines comedy and tragedy. This podcast tells the story of Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline of Britain who marries Posthumus, a worthy but penniless gentleman.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Cymbelin..
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12. Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra. His tragedy Coriolanus was probably written around 1605-07 and dramatizes the rise and fall of a great Roman general, Caius Martius. This play is unusual in that it provides a strong voice for the ordinary citizens of Rome, who begin the play rioting about the high price of food, and who continually clash with Coriolanus because of his contempt for plebians.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Coriolan..
Domain Authority 61

13. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro's bastard brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Much-Ado..
Domain Authority 61

14. The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Hamlet by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness from overwhelming grief to seething rage and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
Frequency 5 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Tragedy-..
Domain Authority 61

15. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

All's Well That Ends Well by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Despite its optimistic title, Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well has often been considered a 'problem play.' Ostensibly a comedy, the play also has fairy tale elements, as it focuses on Helena, a virtuous orphan, who loves Bertram, the haughty son of her protectress, the Countess of Rousillon. When Bertram, desperate for adventure, leaves Rousillon to serve in the King's army, Helena pursues him.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Alls-..
Domain Authority 61

16. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Though it's titled The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the man himself appears only in five scenes in the entire play! However, such is his impact on the events that surrounded him that he still remains the central figure in this psychological drama that combines politics, honor, assassination, betrayal, the lust for power, patriotism, and friendship. Set in 44 BC in ancient Rome, it is one of William Shakespeare's early Tragedies.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Tragedy-..
Domain Authority 61

17. Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/shakespe..
Domain Authority 61

18. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598 and was printed with the comedies in the First Folio of 1623. In its focus on love and marriage, the play shares certain concerns with Shakespeare's other comedies. Yet its depiction of the tensions between Jews and Christians in early modern Venice - and its highly dramatic trial scene in Act 4 - create darker currents in the play.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Merchant..
Domain Authority 61

19. King Henry IV by William Shakespeare

King Henry IV by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast King Henry IV, Part 1 is the second of Shakespeare's eight Wars of the Roses history plays, with events following those of King Richard II. As the play opens, King Henry IV (formerly Henry Bolingbroke) and Henry Percy (Hotspur) argue over the disposition of prisoners from the Battle of Holmedon. From the start, this has been an extremely popular play both with the public and with critics.
Frequency 5 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/king-hen..
Domain Authority 61

20. Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

Henry VIII by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast This is Shakespeare's dutiful tribute to one of the most imposing and terrifying rulers in European history. The extent of the King's power is graphically illustrated by the fate of the Duke of Buckingham. The play has a surprisingly modern flavor: the presentation of the drama has a journalistic aspect almost completely absent from Shakespeare's other history plays. There is even a set of 'Royal watchers' - the three gossipy gentlemen
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Henry-8
Domain Authority 61

21. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith NesbitAbout Podcast Opening with an introduction to the life of the most famous Englishman of all, William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit captures the reader's imagination in her inimitable way. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare contains twenty stories and they are so attractively presented that both young and old readers alike can enjoy them. For younger readers, they would be a great stepping-stone to go on and read the magnificent plays in their original form.
Frequency 17 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/beautifu..
Domain Authority 61

22. King Richard II by William Shakespeare

King Richard II by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of the play, Richard II banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke from England. Bolingbroke later returns with an army and the support of some of the nobility, and he deposes Richard. Richard is separated from his beloved Queen, imprisoned, and later murdered. By the end of the play, Bolingbroke has been crowned King Henry IV.
Frequency 5 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/the-trag..
Domain Authority 61

23. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles LambAbout Podcast This little gem of a book was probably the first introduction to Shakespeare that most readers have had as children. Tales from Shakespeare was written in 1807 by a young clerk called Charles Lamb in the offices of the East India Company.
Frequency 17 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/tales-fr..
Domain Authority 61

24. Othello by William Shakespeare

Othello by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast This timeless tale, Othello The Moor of Venice was one of the ten famous tragedies that William Shakespeare wrote. It is also one of his plays that has the best-documented performance history. Whatever the history and inspiration of the play, it remains one of the most powerful, compelling and towering works in English literature. This tale of deception, heroism, love, hatred and the demonic obsession called jealousy sparkles with brilliant lines that have entered the English language and become immortal.
Frequency 6 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Othello-..
Domain Authority 61

25. Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry V by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast After the turmoil and uncertainty of Henry IV a new era appears to dawn for England with the accession of the eponymous Henry V. In this sunny pageant, the Chorus guides us along Henry's glittering carpet ride of success as the new king completes his transformation from rebellious wastrel to a truly regal potentate. Of course, there is an underlying feeling that the good times won't last, and this is all the more reason to enjoy the Indian summer before the protracted and bitter fall of the house of Lancaster.
Frequency 5 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/Henry-5
Domain Authority 61

26. 21st Folio Podcast

21st Folio PodcastAbout Podcast The 21st Folio is a podcast about modern Shakespeare productions of stage and screen. In each regular episode, a panel of guests discusses one more production of Shakespeare's plays, usually either adapted for the screen or filmed live at the theatre.
Frequency 1 episode / quarter
Since Mar 2018
Podcast 21stfolio.com/category/episodes
Twitter followers 185 ⋅ Domain Authority 8

27. No Holds Bard

No Holds BardBrooklyn, New York, United States About Podcast Every other week, you'll get our regular episode featuring a lightning round on several intersections of Shakespeare and the present day, an underused Shakespearian phrase that you can roll into your everyday conversation. Once a month, we offer SO YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SHAKESPEARE, a half-hour briefing on a specific play to listen to on your commute to the theater that will prepare you to be the best little audience member you can be.
Frequency 5 episodes / quarter
Podcast noholdsbard.libsyn.com
Twitter followers 659 ⋅ Domain Authority 16

28. Podcast Shakespeare

Podcast ShakespeareEngland, United Kingdom About Podcast A listening tour through 450 years of Shakespeare on stage, in history, in our culture, and in person. We're journeying chronologically, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen, making detours via a range of topics covering William Shakespeare's history, life, and the afterlife.
Frequency 7 episodes / year
Since Aug 2017
Podcast podcastshakespeare.libsyn.com
Twitter followers 167 ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 9

29. Play On Podcast

Play On PodcastCedar City, Utah, United States About Podcast Play On with the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a podcast series including conversations with Shakespeare experts and Festival administration, directors, actors, designers, and more.
Frequency 5 episodes / year
Podcast bard.org/play-on-podcast
Twitter followers 2.8K ⋅ Instagram Followers 6.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 10 ⋅ Domain Authority 52

30. Breaking Bard

Breaking BardAbout Podcast Breaking Bard aims to break down the mythic image that has been constructed around Shakespeare by having honest conversations about Shakespeare and his plays.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Podcast ripegoodscholar.podbean.com
Twitter followers 107 ⋅ Instagram Followers 49 ⋅ Domain Authority 86

31. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareAbout Podcast Summer nights, romance, music, comedy, pairs of lovers who have yet to confess their feelings to each other, comedy and more than a touch of magic are all woven into one of Shakespeare's most delightful and ethereal creations - A Midsummer Night's Dream. The plot is as light and enchanting as the settings themselves.
Frequency 5 episodes / month
Podcast loyalbooks.com/book/tales-fr..
Domain Authority 61

32. What You Will

What You WillManhattan, New York, United States About Podcast Brush up your Shakespeare with co-hosts Charlotte Ahlin and Danielle Cohn as we read and review every single play the Bard ever wrote. Every other Wednesday we bring you unsolicited opinions, goofs, and in-depth discussions about which Shakespeare characters most resemble beloved cartoon cats.
Frequency 1 episode / month
Since Nov 2018
Podcast charlotteahlin.com/what-you-..
Twitter followers 262 ⋅ Domain Authority 16

33. The Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show

The Hurly Burly Shakespeare ShowUnited States About Podcast The Hurly-Burly Shakespeare Show is an irreverent mix of entertainment and scholarly content suitable for novices and hard-core 'Bardolaters' alike. Jess and Aubrey discuss the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as other fascinating aspects of the Early Modern period's lively theatre and print culture.
Frequency 1 episode / week
Podcast hurlyburlyshakespeareshow.co..
Twitter followers 512 ⋅ Domain Authority 9

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