19 min

Ep. 14: Never Fear, Write King Lear (feat. William Shakespeare) Glitter & Doom

    • Society & Culture

We’re back! Welcome to the second season of Glitter & Doom, where we’ll be exploring artists in isolation.

If you’re on Twitter, you might remember a meme-storm in early March after Roseanne Cash tweeted: “Just a reminder that when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear.” With the help of Andrew Dickson, author of The Globe Guide to Shakespeare, we try and figure out if Shakespeare actually *did* write King Lear while under quarantine, and which one of Lear’s daughters was the actual, literal worst.

We’re back! Welcome to the second season of Glitter & Doom, where we’ll be exploring artists in isolation.

If you’re on Twitter, you might remember a meme-storm in early March after Roseanne Cash tweeted: “Just a reminder that when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear.” With the help of Andrew Dickson, author of The Globe Guide to Shakespeare, we try and figure out if Shakespeare actually *did* write King Lear while under quarantine, and which one of Lear’s daughters was the actual, literal worst.

19 min

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