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Sep 28, 2022

In today's mini-episode, we'll be talking about the touring theatre companies of Shakespeare's time. Did companies like the Players in Hamlet actually exist (and is Shakespeare's depiction of them accurate)? What do we know about them?

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


Aug 3, 2022

In today's mini-episode, we are joined by independent author Carly Stevens to discuss her recently released novel, Laertes, and the process and inspiration behind writing a piece of modern narrative fiction based on Shakespeare's characters. 

Carly Stevens lives in Colorado Springs, where she has taught high school...


May 11, 2022

Shakespeare features food all over his plays--he even names characters after food! Today, we are diving into the culinary landscape of Early Modern England and learning more about the foods (and foodies) of the time.  Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Korey Leigh Smith and Elyse Sharp.

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Apr 13, 2022

In this week's mini-episode, we are taking a slight departure from the plays of William Shakespeare to look at another play, Gallatea by John Lyly. We are joined in conversation by Dr. Simone Chess of Wayne State University to discuss the play's significance in Early Modern Queer and Trans Studies. 

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Mar 16, 2022

In today's episode, we are continuing our series on Shakespeare's Language Framework by looking at his sonnets!

In addition to his plays, Shakespeare also wrote 154 sonnets. What are they and can they tell us anything about the man behind the plays?

You can listen to our previous Language Framework episode here.