Welcome to Shakespeare 101! It’s a perfectly fitting episode number for today as we invite a Shakespeare professor to answer YOUR questions about the Bard’s staying power, how to read his works, and how to interpret Lady Macbeth. We always say we won’t get TOO academic here, but we’re getting pretty academic thanks to Chelsey’s former Shakespeare professor.
Professor Doug Green taught at Augsburg University, including Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, writing, drama, and film. He also helped develop and taught Augsburg’s first course in queer studies. He has an abundance of knowledge and advice to share with us as we read Macbeth together this month, so jump in and travel back to the college classroom with us today.
Books, authors, and resources mentioned:
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Samson Agonistes by John Milton
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Beaumont & Fletcher
The Guthrie Theater
Classical Actor’s Ensemble
Macbeth on Film:
Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021, stream on Apple TV)
Polanski’s The Tragedy of Macbeth (1970, stream on Amazon Prime)
Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957, stream on HBO Max or Amazon Prime)
Find Doug’s work: Jumping the Median with Doug Green