New podcast launched – Such StuffWe have launched a podcast!…

New podcast launched – Such Stuff

We have launched a podcast! From today you can listen to the first two episodes of Such Stuff. As ever, Shakespeare has provided inspiration and the title is taken from the line ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’ in The Tempest.

Your hosts Artistic Director Michelle Terry, producer Imogen Greenberg and Head of Higher Education and Research Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper, will take you on a journey behind the scenes, into the rehearsal room and onto the stage to explore Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world.

What can I hear and when?

The fortnightly episodes, released on Thursdays, are thematic and include interviews, discussions, and sneak peeks into all of the Globe’s work. Such Stuff will be split into summer and winter seasons, and ask questions about programming, gender, race, social justice and their relationship to Shakespeare.

Our first episode The Missing Women asks why is it so important to reclaim the untold stories of women from history?

Emilia Bassano, poet, writer, feminist, contemporary of Shakespeare and inspiration for new play, Emilia is discussed by Research Fellow Dr Will Tosh who goes behind-the-scenes with writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and director Nicole Charles. We will also hear more about imbalances off our stages from Emma Caplan of Band of Mothers about the missing women in our workforces and Kate Pankhurst, author of bestselling ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Made History’.

Episode two, Refugee Week takes a look at the dedicated week of the same name the Globe took part in, in June to ask ‘how can art respond to the crises of our times?’

Writer Jude Christian and director Elayce Ismail discuss Nanjing, a personal monologue which reflects on pacifism and the responsibility of the individual from 1937 to the present. We then hear from Syrian Canadian visual artist and educator Dima Karout who takes us behind the scenes of her installation, Boarding Pass. Plus, actors and refugees bring you The Strangers’ Case, Shakespeare’s cry for compassion for the plight of refugees.

Subscribe to hear all the latest from Such Stuff. Full transcriptions are available for every episode. 

Search for Such Stuff on iTunes, or wherever you download your podcasts from, to go behind the scenes at Shakespeare’s Globe.