Episode 5 - Tis The Times' Plague: Shakespeare and Pandemics

Tis The Times' Plague:
Shakespeare and Pandemics

Hosted by Jenni Stewart (Associate Artistic Director, Shakespeare Dallas) with guest panelists Daniel Kemper (Master of Casting & Company Management at Rude Grooms and Co-Host of This Wooden O) and Montgomery Sutton (Master of Revels at Rude Grooms and Co-Host of This Wooden O). William Shakespeare lived his entire life in the shadow of the bubonic plague. Much of his work was composed, if not in lockdown, then in the shadow of a highly infectious disease without a known cure. This episode discusses how the plague affected some of Shakespeare's greatest works as well as how our current pandemic of Covid-19 is affecting artists right now.