Lecture: Shakespeare and Sex

Event details

  • Wednesday | January 17, 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 Sex”
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

We all know Shakespeare’s plays are rife with dirty puns, but what about actual sex? How did sex motivate the plot and was sex (or sexual activity) ever portrayed on stage? Were there things that would have been considered unacceptable to present or even hint at? This lecture will look at a variety of plays and some sonnets, as well as provide historical context, in an exploration of the sexy side of Shakespeare.

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: