The Chop Bard podcast passionatley picks apart the plays of William Shakespeare, scene by scene, line by line, in search of entertainment and understanding, offering a fresh and entertaining look at some old goods- it is the cure for boring Shakespeare.

Episode 175 | What The Puck

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Act II scene 2
Oberon and Robin set mischief in motion while Hermia and Lysander are lost in the woods.


Episode 174 | Opportunity Of Night

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Act II scene 1
The faerie king and queen, Oberon and Titania, are quarreling. It is not a good time for Demetrius and Helena to be out in the woods at night.


Episode 173 | Most Obscenely Done

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Act I scene 2
The "rude mechanicals" gather in preparation for their great endeavor of performing a play for the Duke and Duchess.


Episode 172 | Love Is A Battlefield

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Act I scene 1
Conflicts abound four days before the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta.


Episode 171 | Living The Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream – An Introduction
Our Dream begins with some useful information to help us navigate this strange journey.