Did Shakespeare Know About Jamestown?

Did Shakespeare Know About Jamestown?

One exciting part of Shakespeare’s life was the almost constant focus on exploration to the New World which saw both Elizabeth I, and later James I of England, send companies of explorers across the ocean to try and settle in what was known as Virginia. Named after...
Did Shakespeare Know About Virginia Dare?

Did Shakespeare Know About Virginia Dare?

Obviously, we cannot know for certain what Shakespeare did or didn't know, but we can surmise from great evidence. In this case, there is a consensus among historians that yes, Shakespeare–and indeed everyone in England—knew about Virginia Dare. Virginia...
Episode 51: Rob Henke on Poverty and the Playhouse

Episode 51: Rob Henke on Poverty and the Playhouse

Welcome to Episode #51 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. For William Shakespeare, the Globe theater itself represented a place that brought together a mix of classes. People from high...
Did Shakespeare Come to America? (New On YouTube)

Did Shakespeare Come to America? (New On YouTube)

It's November and in the US, we are rapidly gearing up for Thanksgiving, which means turkeys, pudding, pies, family, and remembering the story of the Pilgrims who travelled to North America from England as part of a large movement to colonize new lands. Henry...