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Episode 013 – Was Shakespeare even Shakespeare?

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In this episode, we discuss our February theme, retellings! We'll dive into the history of retellings, from their start in ancient cultures, and work our way up to present day reiterations of stories. We're also joined by our new cohost, Emily Walker. Listen along to hear more about our February theme, as well as what we're currently reading!

Media Mentioned:
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
N.K. Jemisin
City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Metamorphoses by Ovid
Mahabharata by Vyasa
Odyssey by Homer
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
MacBeth by William Shakespeare
Lives by Plutarch, translated by Thomas North
The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Six Main Arcs in Storytelling, as Identified by an A.I.
The Shape of Stories from Kurt Vonnegut
The Dark Knight Rises
The Myth of Icarus
Oedipus Rex by Socrates
The Lion King (1994, animated)
A Cinderella Story
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Lion King (2019, live action)
The Witches (2020, movie) The Witches (1990, movie)
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Young Frankenstein (1974, movie)
Cursebreakers Series by Brigid Kemmerer
Beauty and the Beast
Into the Spiderverse
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Sense, Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Seth Grahame-Smith
Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
Tim Burton explains why his movies are full of white people
As I Descended by Robin Talley
Lovecraft Country (HBO series)
S1E7 - Witchcraft 101
Snow White by The Brothers Grimm

What We're Reading:
Dom – How to Tell a Raven From a Crow and Cicada Brood 10 Emerges in 15 States
Emily – The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
Courtney – A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos

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