Love's Labor's Lost 101

It’s the last episode of Season 2 and also our Canon Completion Episode!!! The final Rhetorical Device of the Week is epatheton; the final Burbage Break is about the absent mother trope; we play a new game in honor of the end of the season and the canon called Yearbook Superlatives; we reveal the results of the SAA #DickBracket straw poll (spoilers: academics overthink stuff); finally, we give you a taste of what to look forward to in Season 3. See you in September!

Also here’s the link to that article we gushed about in our Gossip segment.

3 Henry VI 101

In our penultimate episode of Season 2, we check in on  the third part of Henry VI, you know…just to see how he’s doing (hint: not great). The FINAL Rhetorical Device of the Week (EVER) is stichomythia; the Burbage Break is all about the amazing online resource, Digital Renaissance Editions; we briefly break down that family tree and summarize the play; we play a new hybrid game of “Jess Fails At Line Roulette” wherein Jess makes an incredible scholarly discovery (literally…in-credible…)! You’ll have to listen to find out what it is! #scatalogicalplays #yourewelcome 

Here’s the resource Jess mentioned in the Burbage Break today:

Digital Renaissance Editions

2 Henry VI 101

Have you wondered lately, “When will Whamlet get back to the thrilling saga of Henry VI?” Wonder no more, because this week we bring you 2 Henry VI 101, the much-anticipated sequel to 1 Henry VI where more people die and the Yorks and Lancasters still totally hate each other. The Rhetorical Device of the Week is prosopopoeia (aka personification); the Burbage Break is all about catch words in early modern printing practices; we (or rather, Richard of York) catch you up on the family tree; Aubrey plays a round of Line Roulette; we shout out some awesome fan mail; and (insert drumroll here) we announce THE WINNER of the #DickBracket. This episode is about as action-packed as Jack Cade’s rebellion and twice as entertaining. #yourewelcome