Episode 62: Amy Lidster and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral

Episode 62: Amy Lidster and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral

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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...
Ep 48: Shakespeare’s Sources with JM Pressley

Ep 48: Shakespeare’s Sources with JM Pressley

Welcome to Episode #48 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. I believe that if you want to understand Shakespeare's plays, then understanding the life of William Shakespeare, the man, is...
Review of Alexander Barnett’s King Lear

Review of Alexander Barnett’s King Lear

This post contains affiliate links. Alexander Barnett's King Lear functions as a great example of how the techniques that work well on a theater stage do not always translate to the big screen. One aspect that stuck out to me as obviously missing was music. There is...
Did Shakespeare Play Sports? King Lear and Football

Did Shakespeare Play Sports? King Lear and Football

Shakespeare wrote one of the earliest known references to the game of football. So for this week's episode of Did Shakespeare, we ask the question: Did Shakespeare play sports? Watch the full episode here and keep scrolling to read a brief history of football in...