Medieval theater created a spectacle for the eyes, and everyone in town had a part! Some of these effects were disgusting. Some were inspired. But, no matter what, the theater was always an unforgettable experience.
Today I’ve invited a few theater experts to help me explore the tricks of the medieval stage!
Even though he’s a household name…no one can seem to remember why Saint Patrick is so famous. How did an English slave become a patron saint of Ireland? Are any of the myths true? And should we really hold a parade for him every year?
On Valentine’s Day in 1779, Captain Cook’s violent ways finally caught up to him. But it might have been avoided if he’d thought just a little bit less of himself.
This episode is indebted to the work of Dr. Shino Konishi of The University of Western Australia because of her excellent article on Cook’s punishments, which you can read here:
Music: “Ezekiel” by Christine Hand.
Shouldn’t museums have more mummies? And what happened to all those mummified cats? The truth is…hard to swallow.