The Play Podcast - 032 - Footnotes Volume 3

The Play Podcast

26-08-2021 • 45 mins

Episode 032: Footnotes Volume 3

Host: Douglas Schatz

Welcome to The Play Podcast where we explore the greatest new and classic plays. Each episode we choose a single play to talk about in depth with our expert guest. We’ll discuss the play’s origins, its themes, characters, structure and impact. For us the play is the thing.

Footnotes Volume 3 is a recording of the facts and observations that we’ve published on the website to supplement the plays that we’ve covered in episodes 24-31. A smorgasbord of trivia and analysis ranging from Greek Tragedy to the stock characters of Commedia dell’Arte , through the music of Bob Dylan, the filming of Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone during lockdown, and the theatrical installations of Samuel Beckett.

A compendium of dramatic intelligence!

Plays referred to in this episode include:

  • Consent by Nina Raine
  • Medea by Euripides
  • A Servant to Two Masters by Goldoni, and One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
  • Present Laughter by Noel Coward
  • Girl from the North Country by Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan
  • A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney
  • Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill
  • Happy Days by Samuel Beckett