In this series of online lectures, we explore some of the plays of William Shakespeare, including: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Henry V, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth. The exploration of Shakespeare’s various plays include reflections on politics, philosophy, theology, and human nature, especially love and the concepts of justice and redemption in Shakespeare’s dramatic thought.
LECTURE ONE: HAMLET
LECTURE TWO: MACBETH
LECTURE THREE: HENRY V
LECTURE FOUR: RICHARD III
LECTURE FIVE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
LECTURE SIX: THE ROMAN PLAYS (CORIOLANUS, JULIUS CAESAR, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA)
LECTURE SEVEN: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (SOLO ANALYSIS)
Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He is writer, classicist, and historian. He has written on the arts, culture, classics, literature, philosophy, religion, and history for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of Finding Arcadia, The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies (biblical studies & theology) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
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