Episode 171 features an interview with Priscilla Costello about her book Shakespeare and the Stars, which explores the use of astrology in the plays of William Shakespeare.
Priscilla was a teacher of English literature for over 30 years, as well as a practicing astrologer. In the book she uses her background in both areas to bring a fresh perspective on the role that astrology played in Shakespeare’s writings.
She argues that astrological symbolism was deliberately used in some of the plays in order to provide thematic inspiration for certain characters and overall plot arcs, and that some plays were keyed in to specific planets or signs of the zodiac.
You can find out more about the book or order it through Amazon:
Shakespeare and the Stars: The Hidden Astrological Keys to Understanding the World’s Greatest Playwright
For more information about Priscilla see her website PriscillaCostello.com.
Priscilla was in town last month to give a talk and a book signing at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, and we sat down to record this interview in person the next day.
Here are some pictures from the book signing at Tattered Cover:
A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 171 transcript
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