THAT IS THE QUESTION.
What is a sonnet? How did the Globe burn down? To be or not to be? That is The Question.
This factual video series that tackles the big questions around Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era. It combines them with quirky animations and sound effects to help viewers digest the topics in an entertaining way.
As the name suggests, this show provides answers to the internet’s most popular Shakespeare questions in a series of five minutes videos. Each episode focuses on a different question. It is meticulously researched, written and presented by Dr. Will Tosh, Head of Research at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Was William Shakespeare Gay?
Shakespeare’s work famously presents examples of queer expression. From same-sex lovers to queer-icons and transgender heroes. So, did Shakespeare feel all the things he wrote about, or simply understand them?
How did the Globe Theatre burn down?
In 1613 the Globe theatre suffered a tragic fate, burned down in a fire. But what or who caused this tragedy? Let’s just say, there’s a reason the Globe theatre remains the only thatched building in London.
What is a Groundling?
In Shakespeare’s day, audience could pay a meagre penny to stand in the crowded yard to watch a play as a groundling. But why do we call them that? And what does the word ‘groundling’ mean?
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