Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

#33: Scene Selections From Shakespeare’s Richard III—Part 1

Aired Monday, October 17, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap with quest Deborah Leap discuss important scenes from Richard III.

#32: The Main Characters in Shakespeare’s Richard III

Aired Monday, October 10, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the history behind the main characters in Richard III.

#31: The History Behind Shakespeare’s Richard III

Aired Monday, October 3, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses a simplified history of the English monarchy as a backdrop to the play Richard III.

#30: Unearthing the Bones of King Richard III

Aired Monday, September 26, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the archaeological project to find the bones of King Richard III and what his bones tell us about this infamous king.

#29: Final Thoughts on Shakespeare’s Character Hamlet

Aired Monday, September 19, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap gives his final thoughts on Hamlet’s personality using several soliloquies from the play.

#28: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Gertrude and Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Aired Monday, September 12, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Deborah Leap provide their observations on the fascinating characters of Gertrude and Ophelia.

#27: The Instructor’s Panel: Our Favorite Scenes from Hamlet, Part 3

Aired Monday, September 5, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, along with Mark Jenkins, Brandon Nice and James Brandon discuss their favorite scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

#26: The Instructor’s Panel: Our Favorite Scenes from Hamlet, Part 2

Aired Monday, August 29, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, along with Mark Jenkins, Brandon Nice and James Brandon discuss their favorite scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

#25: The Battle of Bosworth Field and Shakespeare’s Richard iii

Aired Monday, August 22, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   33 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Trumpet writer Richard Palmer discuss the importance the Battle of Bosworth Field had on British and American history.
Shakespeare wrote this dramatic battle into Act V, Scene 4 of Richard iii.

#24: The Instructor’s Panel: Our Favorite Scenes from Hamlet, Part 1

Aired Monday, August 15, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, along with Mark Jenkins, Brandon Nice and James Brandon discuss their favorite scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.