We all know what genre most of Shakespeare’s plays fall into: Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy, The Winter’s Tale is a romance. But what about those plays that don’t fall neatly into a genre? They’re funny, but not quite a comedy, they have a romantic couple that feels like an afterthought, or the ending itself doesn’t match the tenor of the rest of the play. In this episode of Bardolatry, Gabs, Katy, and Olivia, along with special guest Dr. Anthony Funari, discuss Measure for Measure, All’s Well that Ends Well, and Troilus and Cressida, three very problematic problem plays.
Bardolatry: Episode 5 – The Problem Plays
Intro Music: “Baroque Chorus” (by Daniel “BozoDel” Piovezan)