One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Twelfth Night - otherwise known as What You Will - is Shakespeare's last genuine romantic comedy, but it still has its serious themes.
All is not rotten in the state of Denmark until Hamlet comes along and makes a mess of the whole thing. In Episode 22 of Shakespeare Unbard, Joel discusses Shakespeare's most famous play.
Women are wooed in Shakespeare, but until As you Like It, he never showed us the process by which they are won.
The central relationship of Julius Caesar is a masculine one: it is the dissolution of the friendship between Brutus and Cassius which is Shakespeare's primary concern. In focusing on something so personal, Shakespeare is able to demonstrate the manner in which large events have a personal cost. In Episode 20 of Shakespeare Unbard, Joel Fishbane explores one of Shakespeare's greatest and most enduring works.