Interracial coupling, sexual unfaithfulness and untraditional family structures are themes to be explored by David Sterling Brown in his lecture, “Shakespeare’s Tragic Households: The Color of Fidelity,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room.
With “Othello,” James Reel will give his third of four lectures on Shakespeare, the eternal muse, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 16) in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy. Reel, the classical music director of Arizona Public Media,
The story of “King Lear,” lifted from an ancient Celtic tale of an aging monarch and his three daughters, is widely regarded as one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Yet earlier audiences found the play so depressing it was rarely performed. A
Ben Jonson, a contemporary of Shakespeare, spoke truly when he said of the Bard, “He was not of an age, but for all time.” Shakespeare’s timeless tales of doomed lovers, dangerous feuds, and dysfunctional families never grow stale, but if