Caption: Bill King dusting his broom
Bill King dusting his broom 

Show 11: Art/Artist/Audience in Dylan' Songs

From: Bill King
Series: Shakespeare in the Alley: Bob Dylan's Poetics
Length: 59:13

Dylan's Relationship to His Art, to himself as Artist, and to his Audience Read the full description.

Prx2-broom_small Following up earlier references to the theme of art's relationship to the artist and his audience, this show compares Dylan's song in Romantic & Classical modes, his relationship to both folk and fine art, both popular and high culture as seen in such songs as "She Belongs to Me," "Visions of Johanna," and "When I Paint My Masterpiece."

The companion web site: http://www.dylanalley.org.

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Also in the Shakespeare in the Alley: Bob Dylan's Poetics series

Caption: Bill King in Folk Mode

Show 2: Dylan and the Three Kings (59:35)
From: Bill King

Radical Solitude in "Just Like a Woman" and a Radio Drama
Caption: Dr. Bill King

Show 1: Dylan as Poet (59:54)
From: Bill King

Introduction to this series on Bob Dylan's Poetics with focus on "To Ramona"
Caption: The Wayfaring Strangers Lay Down a Weary Tune

Show 4: Ballads, Part I (59:58)
From: Bill King

This show begins a two part series by focusing on ballads in the early albums released in 1963-65.
Caption: Released Dec. 1967

Show 10: John Wesley Harding (01:02:25)
From: Bill King

The JWH album traces Dylan's relationship with America and his spritual journey from outlaw to family man, from joker to thief.
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Show 12: Dylan and the Traditions (01:00:13)
From: Bill King

Dylan & the Traditions: Literature, Popular Song, Folk Song
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Show 9: Quinntessence (59:36)
From: Bill King

Quinntessence: Dylan's Spiritual Quest
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Show 8: Myths (01:01:55)
From: Bill King

Dylan Debunks False Myths
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Show 5: Ballads, Part II (59:01)
From: Bill King

Fate in Dylan's Long Ballads
Caption: Folksong Night in Gunnison

Show 3: The Joker and the Thief (59:23)
From: Bill King

Joker and Thief: Two Masks of Bob Dylan
Caption: Dr. Bill King

Show 7: Love Songs Part II (59:20)
From: Bill King

Extends part 6 by looking at "Visions of Johanna"

Piece Description

Following up earlier references to the theme of art's relationship to the artist and his audience, this show compares Dylan's song in Romantic & Classical modes, his relationship to both folk and fine art, both popular and high culture as seen in such songs as "She Belongs to Me," "Visions of Johanna," and "When I Paint My Masterpiece."

The companion web site: http://www.dylanalley.org.

Transcript

These are available on the companion website: dylanalley.org.
Read the full transcript

Timing and Cues

Four tracks provide three places for station ID. I prefer to have the show uninterrupted if possible.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
She Belongs to Me Dylan Bringing It All Back Home. Columbia 1965 05:00

Related Website

http://www.dylanalley.org