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.

#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.

#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.