JustShakespeare: A 5 part seminar about The Roman Plays and the Curses of American Prosperity

March 2, 2014 Waltham $250.00

Instructor: Michael Booth
Sundays, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30
Time: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mandel Center for the Humanities, Classroom G11

Journey into Roman antiquity with Brandeis scholar Michael Booth, and encounter a Rome more familiar—and more provocative—than you possibly could have imagined. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra are mainly focused on penetrating questions of character and human relationships. His last Roman play, Coriolanus, poses questions of justice and the virtues of democracy uncanny for today’s American reader. Find out what the greatest writer in English had to say about justice.

About the faculty: Michael Booth, PhD, received his doctoral degree in English from Brandeis in 2003. He has been a visiting professor at Oberlin College and Haverford College and a fellow of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. Booth currently serves as a proctor and member of the Board of Freshman Advisors at Harvard University.

$250 per five-session course

Event Location: Brandeis Univesity
415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453

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Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Brandeis University
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453
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