Dreams and Nightmares: Magic, Gender, and Truth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Crucible

Event details

  • Sunday | April 19, 2015
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • 215 496-9722

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Lecture with Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

Shakespeare and Miller seem worlds apart in their time, their language and their dramatic structure, but A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Crucible share the themes of magic’s power to shape reality, the constraints of gender, and the impossibility of truly understanding the motives of another person.