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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.
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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)
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.
Explore the history of Bedlam Hospital, one of England's most notorious insane asylums of the 16th century with Duncan Salkeld.
Explore the history of one of London's most notorious prisons, the Clink Prison, from one of the curators at the modern day Clink Museum.
Explore the 16th century system of letter delivery, the postal service, how letters were sealed, and more with our guest, Andrew Pettegree.
Detailed Show Notes for our interview with Michael Brennan on Travelling Libraries. See archival images, photographs, & more. (Members Only)
What kind of shoes did Shakespeare wear? Did 16th c men's shoes have fashion trends? Find out with historical shoemaker, Juraj Matejik.