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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...


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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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...


Sep 1, 2021

In today’s episode, we’ll be covering cross-dressing in early modern England. Shakespeare depicts cross-dressing in multiple plays, but what was the contemporary cultural context? We'll dive into early modern reactions to cross-dressing both onstage and off and how Shakespeare uses cross-dressing as a plot device...


Aug 4, 2021

In today’s mini-episode, we are exploring Shakespeare’s Language Framework.

In this episode, we will discuss technical elements of how Shakespeare plays  were written,  as well as provide tips and tricks for navigating what can be a major hurdle to reading and performing Shakespeare: the text itself. How do you...