Listen online to talks by presenters in the Folger's 2010 summer lecture series, "Stories from the Sea," or download to your personal mp3 player.
Alden Vaughan, "Three Englishmen and an Island"
Learn about the 1609 wreck of the Sea Venture off the coast of Bermuda, and how this dramatic event inspired William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Approximately 40 minutes; may take a few moments to load.
Steve Mentz, "At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean"
Hear how the ocean plays a key role in Shakespeare's plays from Lost at Sea exhibition curator Steve Mentz, and why the "hungry" seas are more important than ever.
Approximately 35 minutes: may take a few moments to load.
Just want some highlights? Listen to an excerpt from "At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean" with the link below.
Virginia Lunsford, "Sea Dogs, Buccaneers, and Corsairs: Piracy Then and Now"
Naval history professor Virginia Lunsford provides a vivid overview of French, English, Spanish, Dutch, and African pirates from piracy's "Golden Age" to today.
Three Englishmen and an Island
At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean
Excerpt: At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean
Sea Dogs, Buccaneers, and Corsairs