Let's Talk Shakespeare

Let's Talk Shakespeare

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 their relationship, in truth all we know for certain is that they married, had three children, and stayed married until William's death in 1616. In this weeks podcast we discuss how they may have met, the unusual circumstances in which they married, what Williams prolonged absence from his family while he was in London may have meant for his wife and children, and of course the frustratingly vague reference to his wife in his will.

This weeks guests on the podcast are:

Professor Stanley Wells, Honorary President of the SBT
Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute
Dr Elizabeth Dollimore, Outreach and Primary Learning Manager a the SBT
Dr Tara Hamling, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern history at Birmingham University
Ben Crystal, actor, writer and producer.

You can find the show notes for this episode via the following link: http://bit.ly/1YcMtSM