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Nov 24, 2021

In recognition of the National Day of Mourning/Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we are exploring how the "Age of Exploration" and Colonial Imagination in Early Modern England influenced Shakespeare's works--specifically The Tempest.

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Korey Leigh Smith and Elyse...


Nov 10, 2021

To wrap up our deep dive into Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, we are bringing things full circle by examining the 00's teen classic movie that introduced both of us (and many others) to the plot of Twelfth Night: She's the Man, starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. 

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Oct 27, 2021

In today's mini-episode, we are talking all about Christopher Marlowe, one of Shakespeare's contemporaries. We'll talk about what is known about this mysterious playwright's life as well as the legends that surround him!

 

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Korey Leigh Smith and Elyse Sharp.

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Oct 13, 2021

In today's episode, we are exploring the character of Malvolio by diving into the history of the Puritan Movement in Early Modern England. Because Malvolio is described throughout the play as a Puritan, we will examine what a contemporary understanding of Puritanism would have added to the play (and especially that...


Sep 29, 2021

In today's episode, we are talking about what might be the most famous theatre in the English-speaking world: The Globe Theatre, and what we know about what it would be like to be an audience member seeing a Shakespeare play at The Globe. 

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Korey Leigh Smith and Elyse...