Lecture: Shakespeare and Zen

Event details

  • Wednesday | June 1, 2016
  • 6:00 pm
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
  • Box Office: 215-496-8001

“Shakespeare and Zen”
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

There is no possibility that Shakespeare ever even heard about Buddhism, let alone had any in-depth knowledge. And yet there are a surprising number of connections, and looking at familiar lines through the lens of Zen offers new insights. Come learn about the basics of Zen Buddhism and how Shakespeare and Zen interact.

Admission is free with advance registration. Lecture is held at The Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway Central). Free street parking after 5pm.