In which the Skirts have a guest star! Cate with a C, from the Shakesplaining podcast joins us!
The Radiolab podcast Anna mentions: http://www.radiolab.org/story/playing-god/
The title is a reference to the line from Hamlet: “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” (Act 2; Scene 2) This episode shares many plot elements with the play: A leader’s troubled conscience, his crimes being exposed during a play, and a daughter going insane (or more so, in Lenore’s case) after the accidental killing of her father. Lenore recites the lines leading up to and including these over her father’s body.
Here is a listing of all Shakespear references in Star Trek – http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/shakespeare/star.trek.html
And of course, Boys from Brazil. Book apparently written by the dude who wrote Rosemary’s Baby….
The book that Cate recommends – Quarter Share