With a Side of Knowledge podcast talks Shakespeare with actress Madeleine Hyland

Author: Ted Fox

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With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. It brings listeners informal interviews with fascinating scholars and professionals from both Notre Dame and elsewhere that take place over brunch.

The fourth episode of season two, “On Shakespeare and Your Magical Self,” was released Thursday, Nov. 29, and features actress, singer, and writer Madeleine Hyland.

Hyland has appeared in numerous theatre productions across the UK, including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which played in the West End and on Broadway. She visited campus with Actors From The London Stage, one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world. In their recent production of Hamlet, Hyland played Hamlet as well as two other parts.

Her conversation with host Ted Fox started there—with what it’s like to inhabit multiple characters in the same show—and they went on to discuss the magical transformation that takes place when the Bard’s words come to life off the page. They also talked about Hyland’s favorite Shakespearean roles, the differences between acting for the stage and for the screen, and her band, The Amazing Devil.

You can visit provost.nd.edu/podcast to learn more about the podcast, which is available through iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher or by searching “With a Side of Knowledge” in your favorite podcast app.

You can also listen to the episode with Hyland using the player below.