Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Race

Wed, March 14, 2018 6:00 P.M. Add to your calendar
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Room 108

Shakespeare’s England was a profoundly xenophobic culture, with most people considering the Irish an entirely different race than the English, never mind people from Africa or the New World. As acceptance and equal treatment have become hallmarks of modern Western thought, Shakespeare has been conceived of as a humanist who transcended his culture’s biases, but is that always true? This lecture will look at all the different ways Shakespeare presented race in his plays.

Admission is free with advance registration. Click here for link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/980578

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series is present by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia. (link to Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: http://www.phillyshakespeare.org/see/shakespeare-lecture-series/)

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Shakespeare in the World

Literature Department
Room 207
215-686-5402

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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