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Mar 17, 2021

In this episode, we are examining the gender politics of Shakespeare's Macbeth: how gender is represented in the play and how it affects our understanding of characters. 

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

Our theme music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

Works Referenced:

“[Act 4] Chaos Is Come Again: The Lion Eats the Wolf Scene 1: Overview: Hamlet Leading into Macbeth.” Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare's Female Characters, by Tina Packer, One, Vintage Books, 2016, pp. 227–240.

Chamberlain, Stephanie. “Fantasizing Infanticide: Lady Macbeth and the Murdering Mother in Early Modern England.” College Literature, vol. 32, no. 3, 2005, pp. 72–91. JSTOR, Accessed 21 Dec. 2020.

Clark, Sandra. “Macbeth and His Lady: the Relationship of Power.” Macbeth, edited by Pamela Mason, The Arden Shakespeare, 2015, pp. 103–116. Third. 

Helms, Lorraine. “Playing the Woman's Part: Feminist Criticism and Shakespearean Performance.” Theatre Journal, vol. 41, no. 2, 1989, pp. 190-200. JSTOR, Accessed 24 November 2020.

Kamps, Ivo. Shakespeare Left and Right. Taylor & Francis, 2015.

Levin, Joanna. “Lady MacBeth and the Daemonologie of Hysteria.” ELH, vol. 69, no. 1, 2002, pp. 21–55. Accessed 22 Nov. 2020, from JSTOR,

Liston, W. (1989). "Male and Female Created He Them": Sex and Gender in "Macbeth". College Literature, 16(3), 232-239. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021, from

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Soloski, Alexis. “Gender, Guilt, and Fate - Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 410.” Directed by Stan Muller, Hosted by Hank Green, YouTube, Crash Course, 30 Jan. 2018, Accessed 10 Nov. 2020, from