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Sep 28, 2022

In today's mini-episode, we'll be talking about the touring theatre companies of Shakespeare's time. Did companies like the Players in Hamlet actually exist (and is Shakespeare's depiction of them accurate)? What do we know about them?

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.

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

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Works referenced:

Cash, Cassidy, host. “Ep 25: Sally Beth MacLean & 16th Century English Travelling Playing Companies.” That Shakespeare Life, episode 25, Publisher, 8 October 2018,

The Medievalists. (2020). Medieval Drama. YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved September 7, 2022, from