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May 26, 2021

Ever wonder where Shakespeare got his inspiration or ideas for plays? In this episode, we explore the history behind one of Shakespeare's major sources for many of his plays: Holinshed's Chronicles

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

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

Episode written and researched by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.

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

Works Referenced:

Clegg, Cyndia Susan. “Which Holinshed? Holinshed's ‘Chronicles’ at the Huntington Library.” Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 55, no. 4, 1992, pp. 559–577. JSTOR, Accessed 20 Feb. 2021.

“Holinshed's Chronicles, 1577.” The British Library, The British Library, 23 Nov. 2015,  

Kewes, Paulina, et al. The Holinshed Project, Oxford University, 2013,

Marchant, Katrina. Dr Kat and Holinshed's Chronicles. Reading the Past with Dr. Kat: Dr. Kat and Holinshed's Chronicles, YouTube, 13 Sept. 2019,

PASUPATHI, VIMALA C, et al. “Shakespeare & Holinshed's Chronicles.” DHSHX, University of Southern California, 14 Jan. 2017,

Zaller, Robert. “King, Commons, and Commonweal in Holinshed's Chronicles.” Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, vol. 34, no. 3, 2002, pp. 371–390. JSTOR, Accessed 20 Feb. 2021.