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 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 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...
Did Shakespeare Have Street Lamps?

Did Shakespeare Have Street Lamps?

Maurice Dessertenne- “Eclairage”, in Nouveau Larousse Illustré, tôme quatrième E-G. Shakespeare would not have had all of these lights, but the ones labeled 15th-17th century would have been around during his lifespan of 1564-1616. They are numbers 25-28...