Category: Shakespeare

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Why “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare is a Great Book

John J. Miller is joined by Adam Carrington of Hillsdale College to discuss William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus.

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Romeo and Juliet in a Nutshell

The correct way of reading the play is what might be called the moral or cautionary approach in which the tragedy is caused by the abandonment of reason in the face of erotic love or…

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WHEN SHAKESPEARE IS AN OLD, WHITE MALE

Elizabeth Kantor joins the podcast to discuss The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature.

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Empowering the Rapist: Shakespeare Abuse Becomes Sexual Abuse

Having been forced into retirement by the old-school Puritans, Shakespeare is now being routinely abused by a new generation of puritans who are equally obsessed with censoring the goodness, truth and beauty of his Muse.

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Sex, Nonsense, and Shakespeare

There is something truly rotten in the state of Shakespeare criticism. Take, for instance, All is True, a recent film, produced by Sony Pictures Classics, which shows Shakespeare as a homosexual.

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Why “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare is a Great Book

John J. Miller is joined by Paula Marantz Cohen of Drexel University to discuss William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

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Can’t Read, Won’t Read: Shakespeare in the Public Schools

One thing that is abundantly evident from the demands for the cancellation of Shakespeare in public schools is that none of those demanding his removal from the curriculum have been able to read or understand…

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Then Wokeness Came For Shakespeare

“Shakespeare’s works,” the School Library Journal tells us, “are full of problematic, outdated ideas, with plenty of misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, and misogynoir.”

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St. Robert Southwell: The Jesuit martyr who inspired Shakespeare

Robert Southwell (1561-1595) was a poet, a Jesuit missionary in his own country, a martyr, a saint and Shakespeare’s distant cousin!

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“Cancelling Shakespeare” Is The Bard Guilty Of Hate Speech?