Ep 133: History of King Leir with Mathew Morris

Ep 133: History of King Leir with Mathew Morris

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Did Shakespeare Write During Plague?

Did Shakespeare Write During Plague? Elizabethan theaters were frequently shuttered in London during outbreaks of the bubonic plague, which claimed nearly a third of the city’s population. The official rule was that once the death rate exceeded thirty per week,...
Episode 65: Who were Shakespeare’s Siblings? With David Kathman

Episode 65: Who were Shakespeare’s Siblings? With David Kathman

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Did Shakespeare Know about Centaurs?

Did Shakespeare Know about Centaurs?

In the Middle Ages, beastiaries became popular as books of illustrations that collected diagrams nad explanations of all the animals in the world. Each illustration was paired up with a moral lesson, stemming from the idea that the world was the Word of God and every...