Shakespeare’s Globe have launched a brand new podcast, Such Stuff, hosted by their Artistic Director Michelle Terry, producer Imogen Greenberg, and Head of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper.
The fortnightly episodes will be released on Thursdays and will cover the themes of the Globe’s work, taking the listener behind-the-scenes, into rehearsal rooms, and onto the stage.
The title of the podcast was drawn from the line “We are such stuff as dreams are made on” in The Tempest. Such Stuff will be split into summer and winter seasons, asking questions about programming, gender, race, social justice and their relationship to Shakespeare.
Episode 1 of Such Stuff, The Missing Women, explores why it is so important to reclaim the untold stories of women from history, centring on Emilia Bassano (subject of new Globe play Emilia). Episode 2 is called Refugee Week, and takes a look at the dedicated week the Globe took part in, while Episode 3 is called The Ensemble Experiment, going behind-the-scenes with the Globe Ensemble to discuss casting, gender swapping and giving actors parts they can really play.
The first two episodes of Such Stuff are now available on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and other major podcast platforms.
More information about Such Stuff can be found on the Shakespeare’s Globe website.