Today we’re talking Shakespeare with Janine Marley, M.A.!



Janine owes a great debt of gratitude to her Shakespeare professor, Dr. Mark Johnston, for filling her head with wonderful facts about the Bard. So much so, actually, that she’s never 100% sure if what she’s saying is straight from lecture or her own thoughts or a hybrid of the two.




The Stratford Festival is world-renowned for its quality Shakespearean productions (they also put on musicals and more contemporary shows)! This season features Hamlet, The Adventures of Pericles, Love’s Labour Lost, and many more!


If you’d like to hear more of Janine’s theatre thoughts, you can read her blog, A View From the Box. Make sure to check out her review of Twelfth Night, put on by the UPlayers of the University of Windsor this past March!


A scene from Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare spin-off, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead:


The song at the end of the episode, “Hamlet,” is by Paisley Jura “Canada’s double bass toting indie darling.” You listen to more on her website!


And since you’ve waited so long for the whole song – here’s “Limelight,” by Rush. Lyrics inspired by As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances…”


You can let us know what you think of the episode in the comments or @hardcoverradio. Thanks for listening!

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One comment on “Episode 7: Merely Players (Shakespeare)

  1. Thrice times did ye hosts make not unseemly exuberant remarks against the boredom long and long fitted upon my brow and did you each so bringeth rejoicing tones over the pallet, across the divide that nay my chattering ceaseth not even now at the penning of this charade.