Episode 323. Lovers and Scholars

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company PodcastBenjamin & Catherine Woodring are graduate students at Harvard University, teaching Shakespeare under the auspices of Professor Stephen J. Greenblatt, author of the New York Times best-selling Will in the World. For this special Valentine’s Day podcast, Ben and Katy talk about their love for Shakespeare – and each other – and offer insight into a wild Shakespearean nexus; the actual age of the so-called ‘New Criticism’; anecdotal evidence that Shakespeare saves lives; a special appearance by Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library; and expert advice on how best to avoid hollow worship of the classics! (Length 19:20)