Act 1 Scene 1 is a podcast. We close read the first page or pages of a Shakespeare play to set us up for a better understanding of the play at large. Below, links to the first pages of each discussed play are provided.
First page of Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 2) at the British Museum.
Each link will take you directly to the first page of the play. In the rare event that one of these links becomes unavailable, scroll down: the pages relevant to each episode are available as downloadable pdfs.
Episode 1: Richard the Second
Episode 2: Romeo and Juliet