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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 love coffee almost as much as I love Shakespeare. 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.

Award Winning Filmmaker

Cassidy's film, Romeo and Juliet in 3 Minutes won Best Shakespeare Themed Animation at The Shakespeare Film Festival 2018

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.

Sir Kenneth Branagh

British actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

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Did Shakespeare Have a Toilet?

Did Shakespeare Have a Toilet?

Hello there! I’m Cassidy Cash. Here on Did Shakespeare we explore the ordinary life things that show up in Shakespeare’s plays, and examine what they would have been like for William Shakespeare himself by asking good questions, then exploring what we can find out to...

Did Shakespeare Have a Door Bell?

Did Shakespeare Have a Door Bell?

One of the most ordinary domestic things I think about when it comes to life of William Shakespeare is how did someone notify the resident of a home that they had arrived. Did they knock? Did they yell? Or did they use a door bell? Why was the first electric door bell...

3 Reasons Shakespeare’s Dark Lady Isn’t a Lover

3 Reasons Shakespeare’s Dark Lady Isn’t a Lover

I have five reasons Shakespeare’s Dark Lady isn’t a lover. I am going to outline three of my favorites and show you exactly why the passion Shakespeare expressed in his sonnets was not for a mysterious mistress, but instead for the theater itself. (Note: I’ve put...