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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Religion

Wed, April 11, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Room 108

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.

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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:

Literature Department
Room 207

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

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