Lecture: Shakespeare and Love

Event details

  • Wednesday | January 23, 2019
  • 6:00 pm
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia; Room 405; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
  • 215-496-9722 ext 101

Shakespeare and Love

Led by Jim Casey, Associate Professor of English at Arcadia University in Philadelphia
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 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

“What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of love? This lecture will trace the concept of love in Shakespeare, from its classical roots, to its medieval ties to death, to its early modern poetic forms, to Shakespeare’s own performances of love on stage, in order to begin to answer the question, “What is love?”

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*Photo by Kendall Whitehouse


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