Did Shakespeare Have a Pillow?

Did Shakespeare Have a Pillow?

Pillows or beres were considered unmanly, reserved for the old, young girls and pregnant women, yet there was also a belief that it was necessary to sleep propped up to prevent devils entering the open mouth and stealing away your soul. Real men rested their heads on...
Ep 97: Mike Hirrel on Elaborate Props and Scenery

Ep 97: Mike Hirrel on Elaborate Props and Scenery

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Did Shakespeare Have a Pillow?

Did Shakespeare Have a Canopy Bed?

Canopy beds, with their flowing draperies, are today connected with the image of a princess, or a very fancy setup. There is a historical reason for connecting canopy beds with princesses, as it was the nobility in medieval Europe who thought up this beautiful, and as...
Ep 96: Catherine Loomis and Music on Shakespeare’s Stage

Ep 96: Catherine Loomis and Music on Shakespeare’s Stage

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Did Shakespeare Have Stuffed Animals?

Did Shakespeare Have Stuffed Animals?

1577 (when Shakespeare was 13) painting of lady Arabella Stuart. Unknown author, shows her holding a doll dressed in period clothing. Source When you think about the life of William Shakespeare, it is easy to think of him in his prime–as a grown man, well...