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Public Shakespeare Presents:

Newman Theater

Tuesday, October 2 at 8pm

Public Shakespeare Initiative

As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, William Shakespeare probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. With uncanny insight, his plays shine a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissism of demagogues—as well as the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them. Incisive commentary from Stephen Greenblatt (Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics), combined with readings by Elizabeth Marvel and others from Richard III, MacbethKing Lear, and Coriolanus will illuminate the ways in which Shakespeare exposes and explores the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.

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Tickets are $35 plus fees
Member, Public Supporter & Partner tickets are $20

Featuring Stephen Greenblatt and Elizabeth Marvel