For a small monthly fee you can get access to all of the additional episodes published on Patreon. Signing up will give you access to a private RSS feed that you can add to your podcasts in (most) Podcast Apps. You can find more details at: www.patreaon.com/thoetp
If you are not able to commit to a regular payment, but would like to hear an episode, or some of the episodes, then you can purchase these on a one off basis. The purchased episode(s) would be sent to you as mp3 files. You could, for example just take a single episode, or the whole series on Henslowe’s Diary (eleven episodes in all). You could also select any combination of episodes to make a bespoke bundle. The price will vary depending on the type and number of episodes selected, but as an indication about £3 per episode would be typical.
Episode length varies, typically, between fifteen and twenty minutes, with a few episodes getting close to the thirty minute mark. Most are designed to give additional details that support the main podcast, but some are more personal blogs on something theatre related.
If you would like to purchase any episodes please contact me and I will be able to give you some more details about the length, content, and price of individual episodes.
Below is a list of the published episodes (up to 31st December 2023)
Introduction to Patreon Episodes – You get this for free with any purchase.
Aristotle: The Poetics – A summary of Aristotle’s famous thesis on theatre
The Life of Aristotle – The life and works of the great philosopher
Comparing Translations – A few examples of how translations of the same passage from the Ancient Greek can be very different.
Visiting the Theatre in Ancient Athens by Allardyce Nicoll – A alternative account (to my own ‘Places of Seeing’ episode) of what a visit to the theatre in Ancient Greece would have been like.
Socrates – The life and works of the great philosopher.
Hunt, Grenfell and the Satyr Play – How the Satyr play was discovered in an Egyptian rubbish dump.
Livy – A primer in the life and works of the Roman philosopher.
Cicero – A primer in the life and works of the Roman philosopher.
Suetonius on Terence – The primary source for our understanding of Terence.
Plato – A primer in the life and works of the Roman philosopher.
Roman Philosophy 1: Hellenism.
Roman Philosophy 2: Cynics, Stoics & Epicureans.
Roman Philosophy 3: Neoplatonism & Mystics.
Richard Southern & Seven Ages of the Theatre – A summary of this excellent work of theatre history.
Adam De La Halle
Medieval Poets part 1
Medieval Poets part 2
The Ballad of Reading Gaol – A reading of Oscar Wilde’s poem.
Comments on the Introduction to Henslowe’s Diary – Some notes on the introduction (available on the main podcast feed)
Henslowe’s Diary: January 1595
Henslowe’s Diary: Edward Alleyn
Henslowe’s Diary: Easter Week 1596
Henslowe’s Diary: The Rose Theatre
Henslowe’s Diary: July 1596
Henslowe’s Diary: The Player Troupes part 1
Henslowe’s Diary: The Player Troupes part 2
Henslowe’s Diary: The Isle of Dogs
Henslowe’s Diary: October 1597 an ending of sorts
The Theatre Audience – Some thoughts on the changing attitudes of theatre audiences.
Sir Antony Sher and Richard 3rd – Some thoughts following the death of Sir Anthony Sher
Audience Expectations – Some thoughts on the changing expectations of theatre audiences
Alan Ayckbourn Gave Me Cheese – A personal account of meeting England’s greatest living playwright.
Peter Brook – Some thoughts on news of the death of the great practitioner
My reading of ‘My Life In Art’ Constantine Stanislavski’s Autobiography
1 An Introduction
2 Theatre & Family History
3 Struggles with Obstinacy
4 Learning to Love Theatre
5 Mikhail Shchepkin part 1
6 Mikhail Shchepkin part 2
7 Moscow Little Theatre
8 The Amateur Circuit
9 The Society of Art & Literature
10 Fundamentals of Art Material
12 Character Parts 1
13 Character Parts 2
14 The Genius of Director Kronek
15 First Experience as a Director
16 Lev Tolstoy
17 ‘Uriel Acosta’
18 ‘The Polish Jew’
19 The Professional Theatre
20 New Stage Effects
21 Tommaso Salvini the Elder
23 Meeting Danchenko
24 My Summer In Pushkino
25 The Founding of the Moscow Art Theatre
26 The Productions of the Moscow Art Theatre
27 The Line of the Fantastic, Symbolism & Impressionism
28 ‘The Seagull’ & ‘Uncle Vanya’
29 To the Crimea & ‘Three Sisters’
30 Petrograd & the Provinces
31 The Line of Social & Political Moods
32 ‘The Power of Darkness’ & ‘The Enemy ot People’
The Beggar Boy at Christ’s Christmas Tree – A reading of Dostoyevsky’s Christmas Story
A Greek Summer – Thoughts on recent adaptations of Greek classics
Early Playhouses: The Documents – More detailed readings from the documents supporting the main podcast episode
The Stage-Player: The Documents – More detailed readings from the documents supporting the main podcast episode
The State Vs the Theatre Part 1: The Documents – More detailed readings from the documents supporting the main podcast episode
The State Vs the Theatre part 2 – The Documents – More detailed readings from the documents supporting the main podcast episode
Tamburlaine Speaks – More detailed quotations from Marlowe’s ‘Tamburlaine The Great’ parts 1 and 2, supporting the main podcast episode
Faustus Speaks – More detailed quotations from Marlowe’s ‘Dr Faustus’, supporting the main podcast episode