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JustShakespeare: The Roman Plays and the Curses of American Prosperity
March 2, 2014
Event end date:
March 30, 2014
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Classroom G11
Sundays, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30
Register by February 26, 2014
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
Antony and Cleopatra
are mainly focused on penetrating questions of character and human relationships. His last Roman play,
, 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.
today to register or learn more!
Presented by the Brandeis University Alumni Association and the Rabb School for Continuing Studies
Inspired by Justice Louis D. Brandeis — celebrated as a jurist, Zionist, humanitarian and American citizen — the
Brandeis seminars focus on Brandeis’ questions, his ethical and legal tradition and his cultural world. Uncover not only the biography of the man but his sources of inspiration and a measure of his energy for combatting moral injustice and pursuing social reform. Each course will seek to illuminate the ancient ethical and legal question: What is justice?
Brandeis seminar is five sessions and has a dedicated websites offering course materials, bonus lectures, videos and readings, and an online platform through which course participants can communicate with each other. Faculty members are renowned scholars and teachers skilled in the Brandeisian style seminar.
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