- Wednesday | October 11, 2017
- 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 Politics”
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo
Was Shakespeare a populist or a royalist, a liberal or a conservative? Do the plays present some unified grand theory of government, politicians, and power? Can the plays shed light on the complicated political issues of 2017? The answer to at least that last question is “absolutely!” This lecture will explore political choices and consequences in a range of plays, from the histories to the romances, as well as tackle the question of whether politicized readings of early modern plays even makes sense.