Shakespeare & Seuss
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 534
- Jun 24, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:45 mins
What Did Shakespeare Sound Like? Guest: Ben Crystal, actor, producer, and author, "Shakespeare on Toast – Getting a Taste for the Bard" Ever read Shakespeare and think, "These rhymes don't work"? Well it's not that he was a bad poet, it's just that language evolves. Understanding Shakespeare’s original pronunciation actually clarifies the themes of his plays. Seuss: Not Just for Kids Guest: Brian Jay Jones, author, "Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination" Never one to preach, Dr. Seuss was a master at delivering a message to kids in a magical way. But he wasn't writing just for children, and he even compared himself to Picasso. Which is why winning the Pulitzer was so meaningful to him.