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Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama

Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama

By Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama

Why write like Shakespeare...when you could write like you? Exploring old verse and new, H2H seeks to provide free education to all those looking to write, perform, or teach verse drama, as we continue to make "new Shakespeare plays" for everybody Shakespeare *didn't* write for!
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UNHINGED RANT: The Plays of T. S. Eliot

Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse DramaFeb 02, 2022

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INTERVIEW: Monica Cross Discusses Tips for Writing with Neurodivergency
Jul 02, 202301:17:43
INTERVIEW: Kyle J. McCloskey

INTERVIEW: Kyle J. McCloskey

For Shakespeare's Birthday, we're kicking off a mini-season of interviews before we dive into Season Four. Let us introduce you to Kyle J. McCloskey (He/They), a two-time recipient of the Paula Vogel Prize from the Kennedy Center, here to chat with us about Paula Vogel's concepts of plasticity, as well as how soliloquies can be powerful political tools.

Official Website: https://www.kylejmccloskey.com/

New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/576/kyle-j-mccloskey

Paul Vogel Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLqM2xXYbzU

Apr 23, 202302:59:48
UNHINGED RANT: "Cupid and Psyche" All Grown Up and Alive - MBU Feb 2023 Virginia Premiere Production

UNHINGED RANT: "Cupid and Psyche" All Grown Up and Alive - MBU Feb 2023 Virginia Premiere Production

Sometimes art really does come Velveteen Rabbit-alive.  In February 2023, Mary Baldwin University gave the Virginia Premiere of Emily C. A. Snyder's Cupid and Psyche.  Here's Emily's reflection on what it was like to let her artistic baby go, and what it's like to see art grow up and become alive.  

Please Note: What follows is said with all love and respect to anyone who has ever born, lost, or gestated a child in their body.  Metaphors are imperfect.  Experiences grope for words.  Thank you for understanding.

Mar 08, 202320:40
S3 E16: Using Poetic Imagery and Techniques in Verse Drama
Feb 19, 202301:56:00
UNHINGED RANT: T. S. Eliot's "The Cocktail Party" and "Four Quartets"
Feb 01, 202315:44
S3 E15: Discovering Character through Line Breaks - Part 3

S3 E15: Discovering Character through Line Breaks - Part 3

We close out our exploration of creating character through line breaks by looking at Sir Gawain from The Table Round and The Siege Perilous by our own Emily C. A. Snyder.  We're breaking down how a character can go from complete end-stopped thoughts, to open-ended insecurity, as well as how caesura and broken lines can define a character's arc.  Strap in as we look at one character...and then tell us how you're using line endings, caesura and schwumpf in your own work!

PLEASE NOTE: Sir Gawain suffers sexual coersion and two of his speeches touch briefly on his feelings as he puzzles out what he experienced.  These are flagged during the episode, so that the listener can skip if they prefer.

Read the texts: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s3e15.html

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hamlettohamilton

Jan 19, 202302:37:20
S3 E14: Discovering Character through Line Breaks - Part 2
Dec 07, 202201:03:19
S3 E13 - INTERVIEW: Monica Cross Discusses Line Endings!
Nov 23, 202201:43:13
S3 E12: Discovering Character through Line Breaks - Part 1

S3 E12: Discovering Character through Line Breaks - Part 1

How do you discover your character through the use of line breaks when writing verse?  We're starting a mini-series on that very question, thanks to some great insight from playwright, Monica Cross.  In this episode, we define five different dramatic reasons why a line ends (end stopped, enjambment, silence, stage direction and interruption), and we start looking at primarily end stopped lines.  We also contrast King Arthur in Arthur Phillips' The Tragedy of Arthur, compared to King Henry V in William Shakespeare's Henry V.  (And Emily goes nuts over good poetry.)

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Monica Cross Twitter: https://twitter.com/theroaringgirl

Monica Cross on New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1040/monica-cross

Nov 09, 202201:29:21
S3 E11: Finding Your Character's Voice

S3 E11: Finding Your Character's Voice

We've talked about the basics of writing soliloquy...but how do you find your character's voice?  In this episode, we look at T. S. Eliot's idea of the "Three Voices of Poetry," as well as examining Abigail Thorn (of PhilosophyTube)'s brilliant use of breaking iambic pentameter in her new verse play, "The Prince."  BONUS!  Emily guides you through exploring prosody.  How do you feel about iambics?  Trochees?  Anapest?  What rhythms do your characters speak in?

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Prosody (metric rhythms): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_(prosody)

Oct 19, 202201:30:36
S3 E10: How to Write the Classic Soliloquy

S3 E10: How to Write the Classic Soliloquy

Move over, Hamlet!  Now that we've looked at what a soliloquy is, it's time to dive into how to write the classic soliloquy. Emily guides you through the different parts of a classic soliloquy so that you can begin to write or revise your own work.  

We also share some listener feedback!  Have a comment you'd like to be shared on-air?  You can tweet at us @hamlet2hamilton or contact us at hamlettohamilton@gmail.com.  We love to hear your insights.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode looks at two speeches for characters who are processing through soliloquy sexual aggression.  Isabella in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and Sir Gawain in Emily C. A. Snyder's The Table Round.  Sexual aggression itself is not dwelt on, except insofar as it relates to the playwright's recognizing the context of the soliloquy they have created.

NEXT EPISODE: "Finding Your Character's Voice"

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Oct 05, 202201:57:37
SHAKES NOTES: Classifying Types of Form

SHAKES NOTES: Classifying Types of Form

Eidetic.
Adetosic.
Stichic.
Protean.
Morphic.

What the *hell* do all these words mean?
What are they and how do they work?
How might they interact with the concepts we dug into last week: schwumpf and uvriel?

Colin asks Emily all of this and more in another installment of SHAKES NOTES. Join us in finding out the answers AND, for free, get a dose of fascinating conversation on much more than *merely* verse drama!

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettothamilton.com


Sep 22, 202201:22:29
SHAKES NOTES: Defining "Schwumpf"

SHAKES NOTES: Defining "Schwumpf"

We've had the lectures...and now it's time to have the class interaction!  Colin hosts our new segment, SHAKES NOTES, where he doubles down in conversation with Emily about different ideas the podcast is putting forth.  First up is a discussion of just what "schwumpf" means.

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettothamilton.com

Sep 08, 202201:13:22
S3 E9: Seven Lessons from Musical Theatre Soliloquies

S3 E9: Seven Lessons from Musical Theatre Soliloquies

Season Three we're talking about soliloquy! We've covered how Shakespeare has used soliloquy, but we can learn so much more from how musical theatre employs soliloquy.  From Howard Ashman's iconic "I want" song, such as in The Little Mermaid, to the much-anticipated "double soliloquy" such as the final number of The Last Five Years, we've got some fun ideas for you writers out there.

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Aug 24, 202201:28:17
S3 E8: The Meta-Theatrical Soliloquy: Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, and "The Mousetrap" from Hamlet

S3 E8: The Meta-Theatrical Soliloquy: Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, and "The Mousetrap" from Hamlet

In Season Three, we're looking at soliloquy! For the conclusion of our look at Shakespeare's use of soliloquies, we turn to the meta-theatrical soliloquy, from Bottom playing Pyramus to Hamlet declaring that the play is the thing.  

Sure, we know that Characters can perform Soliloquies...but what happens when those Characters "play Characters?"

We're talking about kangaroo pocket dimensions.  We're talking about that one time an Elizabethan actor punched an audience member.  We're talking about meta-theatrical soliloquies!

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Aug 12, 202201:59:46
S3 E7: Re-Defining Verse Drama, Pt. 2 - Verse, Paragraph...and Bullet Formatting?

S3 E7: Re-Defining Verse Drama, Pt. 2 - Verse, Paragraph...and Bullet Formatting?

We're hitting pause on our look through Shakespearean soliloquies to take a moment to share our latest discovery!  With the inspiration of Kyara Hunter, a Masters student at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, we're bringing to you the idea of another type of formatting:

Bullet Formatting

What's this? How is it different from verse or paragraph? And how do Abbot and Costello use it in their famous "Who's on First?" routine?

Picture: Abbot and Costello "Who's on First?" - Kate and Petruchio in Gaudete Academy's "Taming of the Shrew" (2010) - "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at the Old Vic

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Jul 28, 202241:27
S3 E6: "Madness" in Soliloquy: Re-examining King Lear, Lady Macbeth and Ophelia
Jul 13, 202202:00:15
INTERVIEW: Tim Carroll

INTERVIEW: Tim Carroll

You've heard about Peter Oswald's plays...now hear from the man who directed those new verse plays at the Globe!  That's right, Colin and Emily sit down to chat with none other than the Artistic Director of the Shaw Theatre, Tim Carroll.  (And a note from Colin: definitely listen to the end of the episode to hear one of the most heartening pieces of advice for every theatre artist and person we've yet committed to audio.)

In this interview, we'll chat about the Barton/Hall Royal Shakespeare Center approach to text, the experience of directing and collaborating on new verse (such as Peter Oswald's The Golden Ass starring Mark Rylance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre), and so much more.

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May 25, 202201:07:42
S3 E5: The Villain Soliloquies: Richard III, Iago, Edmund, Don John and...Petruchio?
May 11, 202201:41:10
S3 E4: Deep Dive: Exploring Macbeth's Soliloquies

S3 E4: Deep Dive: Exploring Macbeth's Soliloquies

Season Three, we're talking about Soliloquy. Last time, we saw Hamlet's "Classic Soliloquy" - where a character pours their heart out on stage.  This time, we're rolling through Macbeth's soliloquies...which aren't quite what they seem.  Learn four new ways to write soliloquy by listening to Macbeth.  Including:

1) Cut Soliloquies - Where the speaker "cuts away" from the action of the scene

2) Drift Soliloquies - Where the speaker "drifts away" from speaking to someone to not caring if they're overheard

3) Apostrophe Soliloquies - Where the speaker conjures a person, scene, or object (dagger, anyone?) to "speak to" in soliloquy

4) Villain Soliloquies - Where the speaker turns to the audience...and reveals their dastardly plan!  Exposition, baby!

But how do you write them?  Give a listen to find out.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/

Verse Types: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/what-is-verse.html

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Apr 27, 202201:53:27
S3 E3: Deep Dive: Exploring Hamlet's Seven Soliloquies

S3 E3: Deep Dive: Exploring Hamlet's Seven Soliloquies

Season Three is taking a deep dive into soliloquy.  And where better to begin by strolling through Hamlet's Seven Soliloquies.  How does "To be" measure up?  Should Shakespeare have used a different type of verse? Should soliloquies be performed to yourself or to the audience? How great is the TV show Sling and Arrows?  All this and more as we look at that role and peasant slave, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/

Verse Types: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/what-is-verse.html

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Apr 13, 202202:10:11
S3 E2: Re-Defining Verse Drama, Pt. 1 - Four Types of Verse

S3 E2: Re-Defining Verse Drama, Pt. 1 - Four Types of Verse

We know that poetry isn't the same as verse...but have you realized that prose isn't the same as paragraph form?  Even more exciting: we've identified four different types of verse, all of which perform differently on the stage!  It's a doozy of an episode, but enjoy this deep dive into what verse drama can do.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/

Verse Types: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/what-is-verse.html

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Mar 31, 202201:52:56
S3 E1: So You Think You Know Soliloquies?

S3 E1: So You Think You Know Soliloquies?

The patrons have voted, and in Season Three we will be exploring how to write and perform soliloquies!  In today's episode, we begin by defining what a soliloquy is, how it's different from a speech, a monologue, and address...and whether Hamlet ought To Be Or Not To Be alone on stage.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Mar 16, 202201:06:02
TEASER: Unhinged Rant - The Very Bad Quarto

TEASER: Unhinged Rant - The Very Bad Quarto

Full episodes of Unhinged Rants are available monthly to our Patrons over at http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

This month's Unhinged Rant: in honor of kicking off Season Three on soliloquy, Emily takes her own "Bad Quarto" to task - laughing at her baby playwright missteps, and explaining how her actors helped make everything All Better.  (Well, more better.  Betterer.)

Basically: I was writing speeches that were clever, but weren't appropriate for the moment.  I mean, if you're being stalked by a Beast, are you going to suddenly stop and say: "Hmmm, let me give a little TED Talk on the nature of vanity?"

Mar 10, 202203:00
INTERVIEW: Peter Oswald

INTERVIEW: Peter Oswald

You may know our guest Peter Oswald from his translation of Schiller's Mary Stuart, but we're here to chat with him, in this latest installment of our "Bar(d) Talk" series, about his time as the first new verse dramatist at Shakespeare's Globe, writing for no less than Mark Rylance.  But Oswald's verse career didn't stop there: he's been finishing Schiller's unfinished verse plays, as well as writing more original pieces of his own.  Here he talks about the highs and lows of being one of the first authors to kick off our current 21st Century Renaissance of contemporary verse drama.

Like what you hear? Consider supporting us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Mar 02, 202201:34:59
UNHINGED RANT: Laughing at Lord Byron
Feb 16, 202223:35
UNHINGED RANT: The Plays of T. S. Eliot

UNHINGED RANT: The Plays of T. S. Eliot

Season Three is kicking off with an Unhinged Rant about the plays of T. S. Eliot.  Strap in for a wildly biased, barely scholarly, totally unhinged rant from Emily C. A. Snyder.  Hide the kids, and get out your popcorn.

The first two Unhinged Rants will be available for all listeners from your favorite podcatchers.  To access all the Unhinged Rants, become a patron on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Today's Unhinged Rant focuses on Eliot's view of his three major plays, Murder in the Cathedral, The Cocktail Party, and The Family Reunion.  The text used is On Poetry and Poets, essays by Eliot about...well poetry and verse drama and writing and other writers and things.  It's a very good read.  Even if Emily's copy is full of angry marginalia putting a certain poet in his place, TOM.  Book: https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Poets-FSG-Classics/dp/0374531978

Feb 02, 202221:36
BARD TALK: November 2020

BARD TALK: November 2020

Our patrons on Patreon have opened up another bonus episode for you!  This one from November 2020, when Colin and Emily sat down to chat more about the creation of this podcast, the Odyssey, and verse drama in general.

If you're enjoying this and would like to hear more, you can become a patron on Patreon over at http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

(CW: frank discussion of coercion, sexual violence, and incest as they pertain to world mythology.)

Nov 24, 202101:20:14
S2 E6: More Hovey, More Honey: "The Birth of Galahad" (1898)

S2 E6: More Hovey, More Honey: "The Birth of Galahad" (1898)

Do you love Richard Hovey as much as our hosts do?  Because it's time to see how he did as he wrote his sequel to "The Marriage of Guenevere" with his "Birth of Galahad."  

This episode was previously only available to our patrons on Patreon.  Thanks to them, we're able to bring this episode to you!

If you're enjoying this and would like to hear more, you can become a patron on Patreon over at http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Nov 10, 202129:39
INTERVIEW: Glyn Maxwell

INTERVIEW: Glyn Maxwell

We sit down with Glyn Maxwell, esteemed poet, librettist, and verse playwright, to chat all things versical - particularly the intersection of the world of poetry and the stage.  

If you haven't, check out his On Poetry - an essential guide for anyone interested in learning more about writing in verse.

To hear a bit of Cyrano de Bergarac by Maxwell, listen here.

To read Claire Helie's article on Glyn Maxwell, see Coup de Theatre.

Like what you hear? Consider supporting us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Oct 27, 202101:43:37
ROUND TABLE: Daniel James Roth, Benedetto Robinson, and Grace Bardsley

ROUND TABLE: Daniel James Roth, Benedetto Robinson, and Grace Bardsley

Our patrons on Patreon got to hear this full interview early.  Now you can hear it too!  Emily sits down with Daniel James Roth and two of his actor friends, Benedetto Robinson and Grace Beardsley, to read out selections his "Tragedy of King Arthur" (2019) and chat about it.

Hamlet to Hamilton is on a brief hiatus, but we're able to release a few bonus episodes for you in the meantime, thanks to our patrons on Patreon.  If you like this podcast and want to make sure we can bring you Season 3, you can join us over at http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Oct 13, 202101:17:14
ROUND TABLE of the Round Table: Lucy Nordberg, Daniel James Roth and Emily C. A. Snyder

ROUND TABLE of the Round Table: Lucy Nordberg, Daniel James Roth and Emily C. A. Snyder

What was the process of writing for some of our living Arthurian playwrights?  How did they approach Lancelot and Guinevere?  Which books did they read?  What did they think of incorporating magic?  Listen to this Round Table of the Round Table, an interview with Lucy Nordberg (King Arthur 2009), Daniel James Roth (The Tragedy of Arthur 2019) and Emily C. A. Snyder (The Table Round and The Siege Perilous 2019), moderated by Colin Kovarik.

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e14.html

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Sep 01, 202101:23:24
S2 E13: Stage Violence and Verse: The Table Round & The Siege Perilous by Emily C. A. Snyder (2019)

S2 E13: Stage Violence and Verse: The Table Round & The Siege Perilous by Emily C. A. Snyder (2019)

It's time for a spicy Lancelot and Guinevere with The Table Round and The Seige Perilous by our very own Emily C. A. Snyder, looking at the 2019 original workshop production script.

Content Warning: Today's play takes seriously questions of sex and consent.  The discussion will also briefly mention sexual coercion and the after effects of incest in the context of the Arthurian myth.

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e13.html

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Aug 18, 202101:34:33
S2 E12: The First Folio in the 21st Century: Daniel James Roth's "The Tragedy of King Arthur" (2019)

S2 E12: The First Folio in the 21st Century: Daniel James Roth's "The Tragedy of King Arthur" (2019)

We've got an extra special episode with guest actors and the playwright himself as we take a look at The Tragedy of King Arthur (2019) by Daniel James Roth.

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e12.html

Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton

Aug 04, 202101:22:30
S2 E11: A Philosphical "King Arthur" by Lucy Nordberg (2009)

S2 E11: A Philosphical "King Arthur" by Lucy Nordberg (2009)

We're looking at Lucy Nordberg's "King Arthur" from 2009, today - a philosophical and political take on the myth!

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e11.html

Learn More: https://movingpicturestheatre.com/king-arthur/

Jul 14, 202101:08:52
S2 E10: New Arthur, New Millennia (2001)

S2 E10: New Arthur, New Millennia (2001)

We're finally in the 2000's with verse drama King Arthur plays!  First, we'll take a quick look at how everyone kept "reviving verse drama" in the 1900's (or did they) before reading Lancelot and Guinevere in Matthew Freeman's The Death of Arthur (2001).

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e10.html

Jun 30, 202158:44
S2 E9: King Arthur and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Play (1906)

S2 E9: King Arthur and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Play (1906)

Sometimes we learn best by learning from other people's mistakes.  Such is the case of Stark Young's 1906 verse play, Guenevere: A Play in Five Acts.  (Don't worry, Young went on to have a very good career in books and film.  Just...not so much verse drama.)

Need to refresh yourself on why line endings matter?  Check out: Whose Line Ending Is It Anyway from Season One.

As an extra special bonus, we'll be dropping the Zoom video for the Melodrama episode for our patrons on Patreon.  To join, visit http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton.com

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e9.html

Jun 16, 202158:19
S2 E8: Gilbert and Sullivan Do King Arthur...Kinda (1895)

S2 E8: Gilbert and Sullivan Do King Arthur...Kinda (1895)

Did you know Gilbert and Sullivan wrote a King Arthur play?  Well, okay, that Sir Arthur Sullivan provided music for a King Arthur play in new verse, which was such a hit that it toured the UK and the US? And did you know that it was only one of three plays either performed or published in 1895?  We did!  Today, we take a look at King Arthur: A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts, with verse by J. Comyns Carr and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, as well as Mordred: A Tragedy by Henry Newbolt.

As an extra special bonus, we'll be dropping the Zoom video for the Melodrama episode for our patrons on Patreon.  To join, visit http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton.com

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e8.html

Jun 02, 202101:06:40
S2 E7: Melodrama! (1895)

S2 E7: Melodrama! (1895)

Get ready to swoon in every single scene, because we're focusing on our first Canadian playwright, William Wilfred Campbell's melodramatic Mordred: A Tragedy in Five Acts.  We're jumping out of windows, we're stealing armor, we're mistaking our identities, and choosing our romantic partners by way of dibs.  Start twirling your moustache and enjoy the melodrama!

As an extra special bonus, we'll be dropping the Zoom video for this episode for our patrons on Patreon.  To join, visit http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton.com

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how  English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Show Notes and Texts: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/s2e7.html

May 19, 202101:02:21
S2 E5: Empowering Guinevere (1885-1891)

S2 E5: Empowering Guinevere (1885-1891)

It's time to look at Emily's favorite new author!  Richard Hovey's The Tragedy of Guenevere - as well as the Gilbert and Sullivan-esque The New King Arthur: An Opera Without Music by Edgar Fawcett.

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Episode Guide: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/episodeguide.html

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton.com

May 05, 202101:26:43
S2 E4: Defenestrating Lancelot! (1843-1868)

S2 E4: Defenestrating Lancelot! (1843-1868)

It's time to dive in to Lancelot and Guinevere scenes with Reithmuller's The Misfortunes of Arthur and Akhurst's Burlesque Extravaganza!  We've got the noble knight jumping out of casements and dishing out puns as we continue looking at Arthur Through the Ages.

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Episode Guide: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/episodeguide.html

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton.com

Apr 21, 202101:10:15
INTERVIEW: Dr. Kasia Lech
Apr 07, 202101:17:05
S2 E3: Burlesque & Verse Drama: Henry Fielding's "Tom Thumb the Great" (1630-1810)

S2 E3: Burlesque & Verse Drama: Henry Fielding's "Tom Thumb the Great" (1630-1810)

We're looking at the overlap of burlesque and verse drama, with not one - not two - but FOUR iterations of Henry Fielding's Tom Thumb the Great.  From the original publishing of the fairy tale, through to Fielding's two rewrites of his play, to the burlesques (verse musical comedies) that were derived from the same.  Phew!

Season Two we're looking at Arthur Through the Ages, looking at how English verse playwrights took on the King Arthur myth, from 1587-2019.

Episode Guide: https://www.hamlettohamilton.com/episodeguide.html

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton.com

Mar 24, 202101:46:13
S2 E2: Verse Drama Meets Opera: John Dryden's "The British Worthy" (1691)
Mar 10, 202101:08:40
INTERVIEW: Caeden Musser
Feb 24, 202101:31:09
S2 E1: The Earliest King Arthur: Thomas Hughes' "Misfortunes" (1587)
Feb 10, 202159:19
S1 E10: Silences, Spacing, Stage Directions & Shared Lines
Jan 27, 202102:08:20
S1 E9: The Rules of Emotive Formatting
Jan 13, 202101:43:22
S1 E8: First Folio and Emotive Formatting
Dec 30, 202001:20:55
S1 E7: What's My Line (Ending)?
Dec 16, 202001:37:07