This Friday I share with you a fascinating video -“Social disorder in Shakespeare’s England”. It is a lecture by Oxford University’s Dr Healey who specializes in this period of British history. Besides being an interesting historical overview, it also helps to form a better understanding of the social and cultural context in which Shakespeare lived and wrote his great works. There can be various interpretations of his works, but everything we do is in some respect a mirror of our times. I think, this is especially true of the highly sensitive artistic personalities who pick up on the subtle undercurrents in the collective. After watching this lecture, I am sure I will read Shakespeare with “new eyes”. Perhaps somewhat closer to his own time and place in history. Enjoy!
Link to the article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7wv6myzZmU
Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My Fridays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.
keep exploring and storytelling!