Episode 503. Too Much Parody?
”Is there such a thing? Podcast listener and theatre critic Shannon Friday joins us to talk about this question, and inspires us to reflect on issues of theatrical parody, whether there’s too much of it, its value and its limits, the differences between parody and satire, the fear of changing one’s views, the ability to look at things in a new light, critical confessions, constructive criticism, words of wisdom from the inner circle, whether William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) even qualifies as parody, and the insidious power of laughter. (Length 25:24)