- Extra Reading
Amongst all his astronomical allusions, Shakespeare demonstrates a deep knowledge of the night sky and its movements. Although he gives the conventional view of his age that astronomical events offer portents for human affairs, his characters sometimes take a sceptical view, and there are hints that he was aware of the new Copernican world-view that was taking hold during his lifetime. The lecture will be illustrated with quotations from Shakespeare’s plays. This lecture also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616.
This event was on Wed, 30 Nov 2016
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