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.

Current Series

As You Like It

Episode 226 | As You Like It

As You Like It – An introduction
A few survival tips before entering the forest of Arden, lest we fall foul a shouting shepherd and shrug his shenanigans.

Episode 227 | How to Manage A Brother

As You Like It – Act I scene 1
Orlando wants what’s rightfully his.

Episode 228 |Sport for Ladies

As You Like It – Act I scene 2
Rosalind and Celia encounter a clown, and witness a wrestling match.

Episode 229 | Aliena and Ganymede

As You Like It – Act I scene 3
Rosalind and Celia’s world undergoes a sudden transformation.

Episode 230 | The Uses of Adversity

As You Like It – Act II scene 1, 2, 3 –
While Duke Senior and his followers thrive in exile, Orlando is introduced to the perils of excellence.

Episode 231 | The Forest of Arden

As You Like It – Act II scene 4 and 5
Rosalind, Celia, and Touchstone arrive in the forest. Jaques offers a dissenting note.

Episode 232 | All the World’s a Stage

As You Like It – Act II scene 6 and 7
Unexpected encounters in the forest, as if life were a play.