Lecture: Shakespeare and Honor

Event details

  • Wednesday | November 7, 2018
  • 6:00 pm
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia; Room 108; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
  • 215-496-9722 ext 101

Shakespeare and Honor

Led by Jim Casey, Associate Professor of English at Arcadia University in Philadelphia
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 6pm-7pm
Location: The Free Library of Philadelphia; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library); Room 108
Admission: Free with advance registration
Parking: Metered street parking, and nearby garages and lots

Variations of the word “honor” appear more than nine hundred times in Shakespeare’s plays and poems, but honor was a complex concept during the period, related to fame, family, rank, and behavior. How does that concept translate do our modern world? Was honor different for men and women during Shakespeare’s day? Could someone from the lower classes even have honor? This lecture will examine the idea of honor in Shakespeare’s plays and consider how early modern honor might be presented in twenty-first century productions.

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*Photo by Kendall Whitehouse



Special thanks to our “Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series” Partner: