The Law in Hamlet: Episode 2 with Tom Regnier

December 7, 2011 Play in new window | Download Can the intricacies of Elizabethan Law shed new light on the tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark? In this fascinating interview with attorney Tom Regnier, we look at how Shakespeare uses the law in the plays and Sonnets, why scholars and lawyers have claimed that Shakespeare had legal training, and — surprisingly — how themes…


Where There’s a Will: Episode 1 with Bonner Miller Cutting

September 22, 2011 Play in new window | DownloadWe have few records from the life of William Shakespeare. Most are related to petty lawsuits or the purchase of property. The most personal document that remains is his Last Will & Testament. Researcher Bonner Miller Cutting looked at some 3,000 wills from Shakespeare’s day, and in this fascinating…