Let's Talk Shakespeare: How did Shakespeare Die?

Jan 03, 2016, 12:22 PM

For the ninth episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, I asked “How Did Shakespeare Die?”. We have found ourselves at the end of Shakespeare's life, and with most questions we asked, we don't know the answer to this one for sure. What we do know is when he died and where he is buried, but there is no recorded evidence of what killed him. There are however rumours and stories surrounding his death and in this episode we look at these and other evidence about what his death would have been like.

This weeks guests are:

  • Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute
  • Dr Elizabeth Dollimore, Outreach and Primary Learning Manager a the SBT
  • Professor Stanley Wells, Honorary President of the SBT
  • Dr Robert Bearman, Retired Head of Archives and Local Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Dr Tara Hamling, University of Birmingham

Show notes for this episode can be found over on our blog: https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/podcast/how-did-shakespeare-die/