Episode 171 contains an interview with Priscilla Costello about her book Shakespeare and the Starswho examines the use of astrology in the plays of William Shakespeare.
Priscilla was an English literature teacher and practicing astrologer for over 30 years. In the book, she uses her background in both areas to bring a new perspective on the role of astrology in Shakespeare’s writings.
She argues that astrological symbolism was deliberately used in some pieces to thematically inspire certain characters and storylines, and that some pieces were tailored to specific planets or signs of the zodiac.
You can learn more about the book or order it from Amazon:
Shakespeare and the Stars: The Hidden Astrological Keys to Understanding the World’s Greatest Playwright
For more information on Priscilla, visit their website, PriscillaCostello.com.
Priscilla was in town last month to give a talk and sign a book at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, and we sat down to record that interview in person the next day.
Here are some pictures from the book signing at Tattered Cover:
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