Ep 133: History of King Leir with Mathew Morris

Ep 133: History of King Leir with Mathew Morris

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 #133 of That Shakespeare Life, the...
Did Shakespeare Write About Basilisks?

Did Shakespeare Write About Basilisks?

William Shakespeare uses the word “basilisk” in Parts 2 and 3 of Henry VI, in Henry IV Part 1, as well as in Cymbeline, Richard III, Henry V, and a Winter’s Tale. The references themselves are not incredibly descriptive, but demonstrate that his audience had an...
Did Shakespeare Think Unicorns Were Real?

Did Shakespeare Think Unicorns Were Real?

Continuing our series on Shakespeare and Mythological Animals (our new course that will be available in full inside the membership area at the end of July), we are taking a look at the unicorn in Shakespeare's plays. From the Bible to the ships of famous explorers,...