Lecture: Shakespeare and the Law

Event details

  • Wednesday | March 20, 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 the Law

Led by John Culhane, Distinguished Professor of Law at Delaware Law School (Widener University), and an adjunct professor at Drexel University
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 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

It’s often said that people “bargain in the shadow of the law.” But they also write in that same legal shadow. Shakespeare’s plays are enriched by the legal culture in which they were created, but they question that culture as much as they reflect it. We’ll talk about the famous trial in The Merchant of Venice, questions of justice and mercy in Measure for Measure, and issues of authority in King Lear and Julius Caesar.

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