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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. 


Feb 16, 2022

In today's episode, we are exploring the first official publications of Shakespeare's plays: the quartos and the first Folio. What even is a quarto versus a folio? Let's find out!

 

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

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.


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...