Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 121: If We Were Villains - What Shakespeare has to say to a Modern Audience

June 8, 2018

Episode 121: If We Were Villains - What Shakespeare has to say to a Modern Audience

 

It would be virtually impossible to be a fan of the written word and yet never to have come across the works of William Shakespeare. As well as craeting words and phrases that have been used in common vernacular so long that few people realise they are quoting the Bard when they say them, good old Will wrote some of the most compelling, weird, wonderful and emotionally intelligent plays in known literature. This week the dragons take a look at just why Shakespeare is still so relevant when many playwrights both before his time, contemporary to him and subsequent have faded into obscurity. What makes Shakespeare both accessible and relatable to a modern audience? Jules and Madeleine take a light hearted and by no means exhaustive, or even thourough, trip through the Complete Works. Join us for a discussion of our own experiences with the Bard.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic