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.

#23: Understand the Structure of the Movement, or Action in Hamlet, Part 2

Aired Monday, August 8, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   32 minutes

Host Dennis Leap completes his discussion of the movement, or action in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Clips from the 1996 Branagh film and the 2016 RSC production are featured.

#22: Understand the Structure of the Movement, or Action, in Hamlet

Aired Monday, August 1, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the three sections of movement in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

#21: You Can Read, Understand and Enjoy Hamlet!

Aired Monday, July 25, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap gives four tips on how to understand Hamlet.

#20: Visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and Critique of Taming of the Shrew

Aired Monday, July 18, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   39 minutes

Host Dennis Leap along with Deborah Leap discuss visiting Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and the Globe’s production of Taming of the Shrew.

#19: Edstone Students Talk Shakespeare and the Current Royal Shakespeare Company Production of Hamlet

Aired Monday, July 11, 2016   ·   01:08 PM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap with Edstone students Rachel Culpepper, Emanuel Michels, Panayi Tolis and Justin Wainwright discuss Shakespeare's poetry and the impact of seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet.

#18: Interview With Paapa Essiedu and Natalie Simpson of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Aired Monday, July 4, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap interviews the actors playing Hamlet and Ophelia in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of Hamlet. It’s all about Shakespeare’s words.

#17: Finding Shakespeare and Hamlet at Hampton Court Palace

Aired Monday, June 27, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   21 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Herbert W. Armstrong College Edstone students are surprised to find Shakespeare and Hamlet at Hampton Court Palace.

#16: JBL’s Man on the Street, Dennis Leap, Talks Shakespeare With Visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon

Aired Monday, June 20, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap invites Stratford-upon-Avon locals to talk about Shakespeare—his plays, his sketchy biography,
and the current controversy over how to produce his plays for modern audiences.

#15: Final Thoughts From the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Aired Monday, June 13, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   23 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses why Ben Franklin’s “bold and arduous project” to attain moral perfection is the most important part of the book.

#14: Ben Franklin on Moral Perfection and Proper Use of Time

Aired Monday, June 6, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

The 60-plus panel—host Dennis Leap, Robert Harmon and Deborah Leap—discuss Ben Franklin’s plan to achieve moral perfection and his daily schedule for getting things done.