New Podcast: Snake Women: Crafting Power in Medieval Origin Stories

Think of a medieval romance, and you might imagine brave courtly knights dashing to the rescue of women held captive by monstrous beasts and dragons. But think again. Olivia Colquitt introduces us to the 14th-century Mélusine story, in which the beautiful woman is not all that she seems and it is the man who ends up... Continue Reading →

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New Podcast: Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and the day the Globe burned down

When we say that a theatre performance ‘brought the house down’, we usually don’t mean that literally. But in the case of Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII, or as it’s sometimes known, All is True, the phrase really does apply. In a performance in 1613 a stray spark from a cannon ignited a fire that burned... Continue Reading →

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