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,...
Did Shakespeare Meet Pocahontas?

Did Shakespeare Meet Pocahontas?

IMAGE: Portrait of Pocahontas, wearing a tall hat, and seen at half-length. Around the oval lettering reads: “MATOAKA AĽS REBECCA FILIA POTENTISS: PRINC: POWHATANI IMP: VIRGINIÆ”. Below oval “Ætatis suæ 21. Ao / 1616.” Below: “Matoaks aľs...
Ep 78: Samuel Jermy and the Lord Mayor’s Show

Ep 78: Samuel Jermy and the Lord Mayor’s Show

One of the ways we fund the podcast is through affiliate links. If you purchase these items through our links, we make a commission. This, and all the posts here on our website, may contain such affiliate links.  Welcome to Episode #78 of That Shakespeare Life, the...