The History of Shakespeare - In Shakespeare's Shadow
The History of Literature: Literature enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. In this episode, Jacke talks to investigative journalist Michael Blanding, author of In Shakespeare’s Shadow, about a renegade scholar named Dennis McCarthy’s theory that Shakespeare may have drawn upon a previously unknown source – the lost plays of Sir Thomas North – and how Blanding himself joined the pursuit of searching for evidence to support McCarthy’s theory.
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