The Bardcast: "It's Shakespeare, You Dick!"

Foolish Shakespeare

July 22, 2022 Season 3 Episode 56
The Bardcast: "It's Shakespeare, You Dick!"
Foolish Shakespeare
Show Notes

Be A Clown, Be A Clown,
All The World Loves A Clown.
Act A Fool, Play The Calf,
And You'll Always Have The Last Laugh!!

And it's true!!! Gene Kelly and Judy Garland knew what they were talking about... we privately wonder if they were bardolaters behind closed doors!!

The clowns and fools in Shakespeare not only make us laugh uproariously, but Shakespeare puts words of razor sharp wit in their mouths to illuminate the human condition.

But what exactly designates one character a fool, and one a clown?? 

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Episode Sources:

Years and years of experience with Shakespeare from two rather opinionated theatre professionals, you dicks!!!!  And cunts. (Owen insisted we add this.)

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