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Aug 31, 2022

Today's episode is brought to you by our Patreon Patrons at the Gentry, Noble, and Royal Patron levels! They voted on today's topic: Shakespearean Woodcuts! 

Woodcuts were a popular Early Modern print-making method used to add illustrations to printed publications and were kind of like an Early Modern meme. 

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

Episode written and researched by Kourtney Smith.

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Works referenced:

@bkadams (Brandi K. Adams) et al. “I'm going to ask you a question, twitter. Who invented printing?” Twitter, 24 Jul. 2022,


Cash, Cassidy, host. “Ep 79: James Knapp and Elizabethan Woodcuts.” That Shakespeare Life, episode 79, Publisher, 21 October 2019,


“Simone Chess : Broadside Ballad Woodcuts: Premodern Visual Culture, Popular Media, and Queer Coding.” YouTube, NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium, 31 May 2022, From 2:25 to 9:20. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

Toledo Museum of Art. (2020, July 27). The History of the Woodcut and Printmaking’s Collaborative Process [Video]. Youtube. From 1:30 to 17:30.