Let's Talk Shakespeare

Let's Talk Shakespeare


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Let's Talk Shakespeare: How did Shakespeare Get so Popular?
January 10, 2016

For the tenth and final episode of this series of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “How did Shakespeare get so popular?”. This is a good question, and a lot of people wonder why it is Shakespeare that is so well celebrated over his fellow playwrights....

Let's Talk Shakespeare: How did Shakespeare Die?
January 03, 2016

For the ninth episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “How Did Shakespeare Die?”. We have found ourselves at the end of Shakespeare's life, and with most questions we asked, we don't know the answer to this one for sure. What we do know is when h...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: How much was Shakespeare Worth?
December 27, 2015

For the eighth episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “How much was Shakespeare Worth?”. Most of the documents the survive about Shakespeare life detail his business and financial dealings. In this episode we looks at what these documents can tel...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: Was Shakespeare Gay?
December 20, 2015

For the seventh episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “Was Shakespeare Gay?”. This is a really big question that people have written a great deal about, so this episode acts as a sort of summary of some of the arguments for and against Shakespea...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: Did Shakespeare Know Queen Elizabeth I?
December 13, 2015

For the sixth episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “Did Shakespeare know Queen Elizabeth 1?”. This is something that people love to imagine, that these two icons of British culture could have had a relationship, and in this episode we look at Sh...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: Where did Shakespeare Live?
December 06, 2015

For the fifth episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “Where did Shakespeare Live?”. To answer this question we must look at three differnt periods in his life: his youth, his life in London and his married and family life. In this episode I talk t...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: How Did Actors Learn Their Lines?
November 28, 2015

For the fourth episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “How did actors learn their lines?”. If you were an actor in the Kings Men, your rehearsal process would have been very different from todays! In this episode I talk to my guests about cure scri...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: When Did Shakespeare go to London?
November 21, 2015

For the third episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “When Did Shakespeare Go to London?”. There are some lost years in Shakespeare's life, one of which is the period from around 1585 until 1592 when the first reference to him as a playwright appea...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: Did Shakespeare Love his Wife?
November 14, 2015

Episode two of Let's Talk Shakespeare from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. In the second episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “Did Shakespeare love his wife?”. This question has tantalised for years, we have so frustrating little evidence of t...

Let's Talk Shakespeare: Was Shakespeare Educated?
November 08, 2015

For the first episode of Lets Talk Shakespeare, I asked Was Shakespeare Educated?. This is a really interesting question that we are asked regularly and one that have to pull on lots of different sources of information to get an answer. In this episode