Ep 101: John Florio with Marianna Iannaconne

Ep 101: John Florio with Marianna Iannaconne

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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,...
Ep 99: Lynn Bowser and the Red Kite

Ep 99: Lynn Bowser and the Red Kite

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Did Shakespeare Have a Mailbox?

Did Shakespeare Have a Mailbox?

Letter image from the Folger Shakespeare Library.  The short answer this week is No, Shakespeare did not have a mailbox because mailboxes weren’t invented until close to 300 years after Shakespeare’s death, during the 1850s. But there are letters talked about in...