Season 2, Episode 8: As You Like It 201

In this 201 episode, week we go narrow and deep on a few topics related to As You Like It (like what 19th century romantic critics had to say about the play's main characters - except Orlando, for some reason - and the moment when the play's lovers, Rosalind and Orlando, transition between verse and prose and why it matters). We revisit - or rather, recollect - or, to thy better understanding, review! - the Rhetorical Device of #Epanorthosis. We also premiere a new feature of 201 episodes: How to Grad School in which we talk about the "hidden curriculum" of going to and being in grad school that you're expected to perform but no one will teach you till you're in it. This week's ShakesBubble Gossip is all about upcoming As You Like It productions* going on in the upcoming year, and our #DickBracket match ups get so intense they alliterate. #YoureWelcome

*List below:

  1. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver, B.C., to September 28, 2018

  2. American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin, to October 7, 2018

  3. The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Grand Haven, Michigan, October 18–November 18, 2018

  4. American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia, to December 2, 2018

  5. Boston University Shakespeare Society, Boston, Massachusetts, Fall 2018

  6. Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis, Tennessee, November 29–December 16, 2018

  7. Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa, Arizona, February 15–March 7, 2019

  8. Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 9–March 17, 2019

  9. Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, Virginia, March 8–24, 2019

  10. Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, Gamut Theatre Group, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 12–14, 2019

  11. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, Alabama, April 11– 24, 2019

  12. Brave Spirits, Alexandria, Virginia, April 4–28, 2019

  13. Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle, Washington, April 23–May 19, 2019

  1. Royal Shakespeare Company.Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 14 February – 31 August 2019. Booking opens 22 October. www.rsc.org.uk