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May 12, 2021

Remember when we said that we'd cover all of the different parts of Macbeth that were influenced by King James being on the throne or written *just* for him? In this episode, we finally get around to talking about all of that!

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

Note: When this episode was recorded, Kourtney Smith was "Korey Leigh Smith".

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

Works referenced: 

Calhoun, Howell V. “JAMES I AND THE WITCH SCENES IN ‘MACBETH.’” The Shakespeare Association Bulletin, vol. 17, no. 4, 1942, pp. 184–189. JSTOR, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

Mathew, David. "James I". Encyclopedia Britannica, 23 Mar. 2021, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Arden Shakespeare, 2015. 

“The Book of Books: The King James Bible.” A Little History of Literature, by JOHN SUTHERLAND, Yale University Press, 2013, pp. 47–53. JSTOR, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

“The Smell of Gunpowder: Macbeth and the Palimpsests of Olfaction.” Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare, by Jonathan Gil Harris, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2009, pp. 119–140. JSTOR, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Turrell, James F. “The Ritual of Royal Healing in Early Modern England: Scrofula, Liturgy, and Politics.” Anglican and Episcopal History, vol. 68, no. 1, 1999, pp. 3–36. JSTOR, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

Williams, George Walton. “‘Macbeth’: King James's Play.” South Atlantic Review, vol. 47, no. 2, 1982, pp. 12–21. JSTOR, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.