Where There’s a Will: Finding Shakespeare

Publisher:
Pushkin Industries

Where There’s a Will: Finding Shakespeare

4.0/5

Critic Rating

Where There’s a Will searches for the surprising places Shakespeare shows up outside the theater. Host Barry Edelstein, artistic director at one of the country’s leading Shakespeare theaters, and co-host writer and director Em Weinstein, ask what is it about Shakespeare that’s given him a continuous afterlife in all sorts of unexpected ways? You’ll hear Shakespeare doing rehabilitative work in a maximum security prison, helping autistic kids to communicate, shaping religious observances, in the mouths of U.S. presidents, and even at the center of a deadly riot in New York City. Join Barry and Em as they...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Nov 26, 2022

"...feels like a particularly timely listen, given the recent furore in Aotearoa over the Bard’s contemporary relevance. While the show has a specifically American focus, the stories featured in each episode are nevertheless wide-ranging...The chatter between Edelstein and Weinstein can be a little bit stilted at times, but the show really comes into its stride in the episodes where the hosts are out in the field. …"

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