Explaining Shakespeare one podcast at a time

A podcast about Shakespeare performances in Boston.

Episode 15 - Shakespeare on the Common

This year's Shakespeare on the Common put on by Commonwealth Shakespeare was Romeo and Juliet. Performances are free and run through August 6th. 

Some media that is mentioned in the episode:

The choose-your-own-adventure version of Romeo and Juliet is Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North: There's an online, crowdsourced play/read-through here:

The movie Dangerous Beauty:

And a couple of the scholarly articles I skimmed about fencing in the play:

Holmer, Joan Ozark. “‘Draw, If You Be Men’: Saviolo's Significance for Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 2, 1994, pp. 163–189. JSTOR,

Soens, Adolph L. “Tybalt's Spanish Fencing in Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 2, 1969, pp. 121–127. JSTOR,