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INSIGHTS: Shakespeare 'gets medieval'

September 27, 2014  ·  Harold Prince Theatre


Join us before the King Lear evening performance on September 27 for a discussion led by David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English. Shakespeare 'gets medieval' in King Lear through scenes of violence, and by taking his tale from Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain. What anxieties inspire this medieval turn? What is at stake when Lear declares "Know that we have divided in three our kingdom..."? How might things turn out differently for Cordelia? Such questions inspire our own turn to resources in Penn Libraries, including a spectacular genealogical roll.

This event is free for King Lear ticket holders.


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