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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Sex

Wed, January 17, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Room 108 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…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Shakespeare in the World

Shakespeare in Love: Open Mic Poetry Night

Wed, February 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Skyline Room   ~  6pm - 8pm  “The course of true love never did run smooth.” From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Shakespeare in the World

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Race

Wed, March 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
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,…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Shakespeare in the World

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…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Shakespeare in the World
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