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How Did Shakespeare Die?

In the ninth episode of Let's Talk Shakespeare we ask "How did Shakespeare die?"

Jennifer Reid

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.

Image: SBT 1868-2/280 Copy of Shakespeare’s Burial Monument

This week's guests are:

- Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute
- Dr Elizabeth Dollimore, Outreach and Primary Learning Manager at 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

If you want to get in touch, you can tweet us on @ShakespeareBT or using the hashtag #talkshakespeare.

Related Posts:

– A Momento Mori Seal
 Shakespeare’s Death Mask
– Shakespeare is Not Dead 

Transcripts are forthcoming.