HUSH Podcast #137 – What I Read: Shakespeare

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio: Marian Rakestraw

Brush Up On Your Shakespeare!

Marian Rakestraw is a writer and longtime fan of the library who now lives in Liberty, Missouri. She has been a guest on the HUSH podcast before, on a You Made Me Read it episode for which she made Lissa and Miranda read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. The highlight of her Shakespearean life was seeing Kenneth Branagh as Henry V with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Why choose this topic?

Many people get their first taste of Shakespeare when they read Romeo and Juliet in Freshman English. Because Shakespeare has a unique place in English language literature – being unchallenged as king – the influence of his plays has spread, and still spreads, all through everything else. To demonstrate Marian chose books from as many sections of the library as possible. This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are many more and new things come out all the time. 

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Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed the audiobook of "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc." by Jeff Tweedy, which a library customer recommended to her.