Ep 152: Basic History Guide

Download the basic history guide that coordinates with Ep 152 of That Shakespeare Life. See archival images, illustrations, paintings, maps, and quotes that walk you through Public Executions during Shakespeare's lifetime. This guide is designed to accompany the...

Up Next: Bryan Crockett, Elizabethan Shorthand

Did you know that many of the plays we have today that survive from the 16th century by William Shakespeare are thought to have been made possible by the work of fast writing, slick listening, audience pirates? Using a system of shorthand known today as Charactery by...

1613 Lord Mayor’s Show

Coordinating with Ep 78 of That Shakespeare Life, this map shows a sample route of the Lord Mayor's Show that paraded through London in 1613. We use information from Tracy Hill's “Pageantry and Power,” to create this guide and Tracy Hill is our guest...

How to Play Noddy (Full Game Instructions)

Do you like playing 16th century games that Shakespeare would have played? Enjoy bringing this now extinct game back to life with a full set of printable instructions and a video tutorial where you can learn how to play this game from Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of...

Printable Recipe for 16th century inspired Cheat Bread

Cheat Bread is one of the kinds of bread that Shakespeare would most likely have eaten, as it was very commonly made in the 16th century. The process and ingredients are a bit difficult to recreate in a modern kitchen, so this version is my modernized recipe inspired...

The Night William Shakespeare Narrowly Escaped Treason

By Cassidy CashDuring the Essex Rebellion, Shakespeare’s popularity as a playwright saw his company turned into a weapon against the Queen, and William Shakespeare narrowly escaped being tried for treason.The Earl of Essex’s stepfather, Robert Dudley (the Earl of...