Sir Thomas More 101

Educator, director, scholar and costumer, Maria Hart, joins us this week to talk about Sir Thomas More in this 101 episode. Maria spent half a decade writing her thesis about this play, so we could not have asked for a better guest expert to round out our January of Sh*tty Plays. The Rhetorical Device of the week is auxesis; Maria's Burbage Break is all about early modern censorship and how Shakespeare and his contemporaries planned for and wrote around it; we discuss the many different "hands" that co-wrote this play and Maria gives future directors advice on how to cast the title role (*ahem* Jeremy Northam always and forever). All that and a bit of hot gossip and #DickBracket results, besides. Thanks, Maria!