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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for John Shakespeare. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about John Shakespeare, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for John Shakespeare. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about John Shakespeare, often where they are interviewed.

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Island Influencer John Shakespeare

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Welcome to today's episode of Island Influencers, Sharon’s guest this week is John Shakespeare. John is a 'man of many hats', and if he isn't doing something, he is asleep! 

He is Managing Director of property & facilities management consultancy, Gatehouse Management Limited. An enthusiastic and engaging manager and tour guide at Visit Mann Tours (qualified Blue Badge driver) and most recently the role of domestic event fund coordinator for the business agency of the Department for Enterprise.

Listen to John taking Sharon on a bespoke "John Shakespeare entrepreneurial life tour." Sharing his school day stories as a friend of Jeremy Clarkson to building an ice cream van/mobile shop empire (and his colossal VAT bill!), racing rally cars and creating an entire Viking village. John's passion for the Isle of Man and its opportunities is evident.

Here's this week's conversation with John Shakespeare in episode 33 of Island Influencers.

Nov 11 2020 · 47mins
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September 8 - John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare

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On this day in Tudor history, 8th September 1601, John Shakespeare, father of playwright William Shakespeare, was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. John was a glover and whittawer, and also an important man in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, serving as high bailiff, chief alderman and deputy bailiff, and being given the right to educate his children at the local grammar school for free. However, he also ran into trouble at times. Find out more about the life of William Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, in today's talk from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:https://youtu.be/7T5hcKhecYI Also on this day in Tudor history, 8th September 1560, the body of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, was found at the bottom of some stairs in her rented home, Cumnor Place in Oxfordshire. What had happened to Amy? Was her death a result of "misfortune", as decided by the coroner, or was it suicide or murder? Did Robert Dudley kill his wife? Did William Cecil kill Amy? Find out a bit more in last year’s video - https://youtu.be/Dmsqlfm09ZM
Sep 07 2020 · 5mins

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Episode #24: Glyn Parry Uncovers New Documents about John Shakespeare, William's Father

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For years, historians have ruminated on the state of William Shakespeare’s father, John Shakespeare, and the financial troubles that were speculated to have caused the bard to leave Grammar School before graduation around age 14. Without any real substantial evidence to confirm or deny what actually happened to John Shakespeare, we have been left to wonder what, if any impact, these troubles had on the budding young playwright. Wondering, that is, until now. Dr. Glyn Parry has uncovered new documents that shed light on William Shakespeare’s early life and help us understand how some of Shakespeare’s political views might have formed. Glyn Parry is a professor of humanities at the University of Roehampton, a fellow of Royal Historical Society, a Member of the American Historical Association, and Member of the History of Science Society. His work focuses on Early modern magic, Shakespeare and his environment, and Tudor government in action.

Glyn joins us today to explore the discovery of these new documents and explain how this new discovery offers an exciting glimpse into how young Shakespeare became the fiery political dramatist we know him as today.

Oct 01 2018 · 49mins
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32 What the Dickens Came From the Pen of John Shakespeare's Son

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It is curious that our one hundred forty character, emoticon-centered, cell phone addicted, American society is not well-known for its ardency of reading, yet is so familiar with a doublet of British writers from 150-400 years ago that had so much in common: neologism, fame, reboots, fathers’ named John, and fantastic signatures. Enter the parallel worlds of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens and learn how they influenced modern literature, storytelling, culture, theatre and films.
Jul 08 2018 · 1hr 9mins