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Each week, I interview an expert guest who serves as our guide through 16th century England as we go behind the curtain and into the real life of William Shakespeare. We ask unique & intelligent questions about often overlooked bits of history like what kind of pencil Shakespeare used to write with, the style of pants he wore, where he had his hair cut, how he produced thunder on stage, his political leanings, religious preference, and exactly how did his real life influence what he wrote in his plays. Every episode is designed to inspire you to go out and experience Shakespeare for yourself empowered by what happens when you learn something new about the bard.

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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.

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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.

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Did Shakespeare Wash His Laundry?

Did Shakespeare Wash His Laundry?

Woman and Child on Bleaching Field, c. 1658. Oil on Canvas. Source The short answer to this question is No, but only because men typically did not wash their clothes in the 16th century. Keeping linens clean, including clothing items, were done by women. (Men were...

Did Shakespeare Have a Mailbox?

Did Shakespeare Have a Mailbox?

Letter image from the Folger Shakespeare Library.  The short answer this week is No, Shakespeare did not have a mailbox because mailboxes weren’t invented until close to 300 years after Shakespeare’s death, during the 1850s. But there are letters talked about in...

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...