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One of my most requested guides is for an Elizabethan card game. The guide is called How to Play Noddy and is included in our 16th Century Games MicroCourse Bundle. Noddy is a card game featured in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona and can be played in our century using a standard deck of playing cards. It is easy to learn and fun to play for 2 or more players.
Download the instruction manual + history guide right here using this form.
Hello there, I'm Cassidy Cash.
I believe that if you want to understand Shakesepeare's works, then learning about the man himself is essential. Each week, I explore the life of William Shakespeare, sharing my discoveries along the way. My work focuses on helping fellow Shakespeareans learn something new about the bard. I specialize in the real life aspects of Shakespeare's lifetime, especially card games! I live in Birmingham, AL with my husband, two boys, and a small zoo of rescue animals. You can read more of my story here on the about page.
R&J in three minutes delivers precisely on its title, and in so doing has dash, and wit, and (as you might expect), economy.
Technically, its impressive, as is its lightness of tone. It really highlights both the simplicity of Shakespeares storytelling at the core, adn teh enormous leap he makes from the bare bones of the plot highlighted here, to the sublime treatment he applies ot the final work.
This film made me smile, and made me lean in to see what happens next, and it made me admire its magic and wizardry. Cassidy Cash has made a memorable and original film.
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My animated plays are now available on Amazon Prime. You can watch them anywhere you use Prime for Free as a Prime member (Not a member? That's ok, you can buy it for $9.99 or rent it for $2.99)
Explore the world of metallurgy and the craftsmen who moulded metal into swords, armour, and even gold, with our guest, Alan Williams.
Explore the world of everyday magic and the cunning folk who were considered good witches and wizards with our guest, Owen Davies.
Explore the overlap of the Pilgrims with the life of William Shakespeare and how Puritans in England settled in the New World.
Explore guns, arquebuses, and muskets at the Royal Armories that date to within Shakespeare's lifetime with our guest, Jonathan Ferguson.
Shakespeare's hometown of Straford Upon Avon experienced a historic flood in 1588 when Shakespeare was 24 years old.
Headland Archaeology has completed Phase 1 of their excavation of Bull Ring Market in Birmingham, England. Lead archaeologist, Steve Thomson, is here today to tell us what they found that dates back to Shakespeare's lifetime.