34 min

Ep 103: Corn Famine & Coriolanus with Lauren Shook That Shakespeare Life

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While the King, James I, took actions to combat the shortage of corn in England, theater seems to have played a role in communicating the citizens unrest and unhappiness over the famine. Lauren Shook is here this week to help us explore The Corn Famine of 1608 and explain how the corn famine started, what James did specifically to try and combat it, how the Bible played a role in combating the famine, and why Shakespeare wasn’t tried for treason for writing Coriolanus.

While the King, James I, took actions to combat the shortage of corn in England, theater seems to have played a role in communicating the citizens unrest and unhappiness over the famine. Lauren Shook is here this week to help us explore The Corn Famine of 1608 and explain how the corn famine started, what James did specifically to try and combat it, how the Bible played a role in combating the famine, and why Shakespeare wasn’t tried for treason for writing Coriolanus.

34 min

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