Lecture: Love and Conflict in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Event details

  • Wednesday | March 25, 2020
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia; Room 405; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
  • 215-496-9722 ext 101

Love and Conflict in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet


Led by Jim Casey, Associate Professor of English at Arcadia University in Philadelphia

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020; 6pm-7pm
Location: The Free Library of Philadelphia; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library); Room 405
Admission: Free with advance registration
Parking: Metered street parking, and nearby garages and lots

There is an Internet meme that suggests that Romeo and Juliet is not a love story but rather a brief relationship between two teenagers that causes multiple deaths. But do the lovers cause the deaths or are they themselves the victims of the polarized environment they grow up in? By tracing the literary genealogy of the star-crossed lovers, this lecture will discuss the place of Shakespeare’s lovers in romantic history, in the play itself, and in their divided community.

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