Lecture: Shakespeare and Religion

Event details

  • Wednesday | April 11, 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 Religion”
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

The early modern period, and Shakespeare’s plays, are a useful mirror to our contemporary religious turmoil. Then as now, there was a fear that secularization would lead to moral decay and a belief that the “other” religion was fundamentally incompatible with the most basic values of society. Of course, in Shakespeare’s time, that other religion was Catholicism. This lecture will explore what Shakespeare’s time and plays can teach us about our own religious fears and prejudices.

Admission is free with advance registration. Lecture is held at The Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway Central).

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