English Accents During Shakespeare’s Lifetime

English Accents During Shakespeare’s Lifetime

That Shakespeare Life is supported by listeners who sign up to be our patrons. Join our listener community today. This website contains affiliate links. One of the most common issues with Shakespare’s plays is understanding the language. He used not only words that...
Ep 104: Mary Queen of Scots with David Schajer

Ep 104: Mary Queen of Scots with David Schajer

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Did Shakespeare Practice Falconry? (New on YouTube)

Did Shakespeare Practice Falconry? (New on YouTube)

In his plays and poems, Shakespeare frequently used phrases that reference large birds of prey. He either observed or participated in falconry (also called hawking) in and around his hometown of Stratford, one rural town like the ones where falconry was known to be...
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...