Akiva Fox is creating Clear Shakespeare Podcasts
11

patrons

$101
per podcast series
What the hell is William Shakespeare talking about?

A lot has changed in the 400 years since an English actor and playwright wrote 37-ish plays. Language has changed. Culture has changed. Not to mention the sheer volume of material written about the man and the plays. It's almost too much. How do we get past all that cultural buildup to find the human emotions underneath the monolith?

That's where Clear Shakespeare comes in.

It's a new podcast series that takes you word by word through Shakespeare's plays, stripping away as much of the detritus as possible to bring us back to the amazing words themselves. I'll talk about what exactly the characters are saying and how they're saying it, and I'll add in some historical background when it's helpful. You'll read along with me as the words and characters come to life.

If you've always been put off by Shakespeare's language, Clear Shakespeare is for you. If you have to read these plays for a class or show, Clear Shakespeare is for you. If you've read and seen these plays a million times but want to get deeper, Clear Shakespeare is for you. If you're directing or acting in one of these plays and don't know where to start, Clear Shakespeare is for you.

But these podcast series take hundreds of hours of research, recording and editing to produce. Through Patreon, you now have a chance to support Clear Shakespeare and help me produce it faster and better. You're getting insane value for your money - just a few dollars for hours and hours of entertaining and informative content. 

Right now, it takes me about three months to produce a series of podcasts based on a single play. Every contribution you make will cut down on that time - I can make this a full-time profession, and I can hire some research help.

Give now, and make Shakespeare clear!

Learn more at: http://clearshakespeare.com/
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per podcast series
3 patrons
You're supporting Clear Shakespeare! You'll get access to the patron-only feed, where I'll update you on my progress through each play (and add occasional weird Shakespeare junk).
Pledge $10 or more per podcast series
8 patrons
You'll get access to the patron-only feed, where I'll update you on my progress through each play (and add occasional weird Shakespeare junk). Plus you'll be able to participate in an online chat about each play as I release its podcast series!
Pledge $100 or more per podcast series
1 of 30 patrons
You'll get access to the patron-only feed, where I'll update you on my progress through each play (and add occasional weird Shakespeare junk). Plus you'll be able to participate in an online chat about each play as I release its podcast series. PLUS I'll answer all your questions in a one-on-one chat about each play (or anything Shakespeare!) as I release its podcast series!
Goals
$101 of $500 per podcast series
This covers the bare cost of the site and of media hosting.
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What the hell is William Shakespeare talking about?

A lot has changed in the 400 years since an English actor and playwright wrote 37-ish plays. Language has changed. Culture has changed. Not to mention the sheer volume of material written about the man and the plays. It's almost too much. How do we get past all that cultural buildup to find the human emotions underneath the monolith?

That's where Clear Shakespeare comes in.

It's a new podcast series that takes you word by word through Shakespeare's plays, stripping away as much of the detritus as possible to bring us back to the amazing words themselves. I'll talk about what exactly the characters are saying and how they're saying it, and I'll add in some historical background when it's helpful. You'll read along with me as the words and characters come to life.

If you've always been put off by Shakespeare's language, Clear Shakespeare is for you. If you have to read these plays for a class or show, Clear Shakespeare is for you. If you've read and seen these plays a million times but want to get deeper, Clear Shakespeare is for you. If you're directing or acting in one of these plays and don't know where to start, Clear Shakespeare is for you.

But these podcast series take hundreds of hours of research, recording and editing to produce. Through Patreon, you now have a chance to support Clear Shakespeare and help me produce it faster and better. You're getting insane value for your money - just a few dollars for hours and hours of entertaining and informative content. 

Right now, it takes me about three months to produce a series of podcasts based on a single play. Every contribution you make will cut down on that time - I can make this a full-time profession, and I can hire some research help.

Give now, and make Shakespeare clear!

Learn more at: http://clearshakespeare.com/

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per podcast series
3 patrons
You're supporting Clear Shakespeare! You'll get access to the patron-only feed, where I'll update you on my progress through each play (and add occasional weird Shakespeare junk).
Pledge $10 or more per podcast series
8 patrons
You'll get access to the patron-only feed, where I'll update you on my progress through each play (and add occasional weird Shakespeare junk). Plus you'll be able to participate in an online chat about each play as I release its podcast series!
Pledge $100 or more per podcast series
1 of 30 patrons
You'll get access to the patron-only feed, where I'll update you on my progress through each play (and add occasional weird Shakespeare junk). Plus you'll be able to participate in an online chat about each play as I release its podcast series. PLUS I'll answer all your questions in a one-on-one chat about each play (or anything Shakespeare!) as I release its podcast series!