Did Shakespeare Deal with Pirates? [New on YouTube]

Did Shakespeare Deal with Pirates? [New on YouTube]

1684 sketch by Jan Luyken | Captain Lambert with six ships carrying prisoners and sent to Algiers. 125 pirates are thrown, per two prisoners tied back to back, into the sea before Algiers. | Amsterdams Historisch Museum. A41724 | Public Domain | Source When it comes...
Did Shakespeare Have a Toilet?

Did Shakespeare Have a Toilet?

Hello there! I’m Cassidy Cash. Here on Did Shakespeare we explore the ordinary life things that show up in Shakespeare’s plays, and examine what they would have been like for William Shakespeare himself by asking good questions, then exploring what we can find out to...
Did Shakespeare Have Stuffed Animals?

Did Shakespeare Have Stuffed Animals?

1577 (when Shakespeare was 13) painting of lady Arabella Stuart. Unknown author, shows her holding a doll dressed in period clothing. Source When you think about the life of William Shakespeare, it is easy to think of him in his prime–as a grown man, well...
Did Shakespeare Have Street Lamps?

Did Shakespeare Have Street Lamps?

Maurice Dessertenne- “Eclairage”, in Nouveau Larousse Illustré, tôme quatrième E-G. Shakespeare would not have had all of these lights, but the ones labeled 15th-17th century would have been around during his lifespan of 1564-1616. They are numbers 25-28...
Did Shakespeare: Blooper Edition

Did Shakespeare: Blooper Edition

We are throwing it back this week to glance over some of our funniest moments from the last two years of making Did Shakespeare episodes. Researching history, learning to pronounce words you've only seen written (never spoken), and juggling both pets and children to...