We are in conversation with Stephen Greenblatt to talk about the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny from the study of Shakespeare’s tyrannical leaders: Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over.
Guest: Stephen Greenblatt is Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, a world-renowned Shakespeare scholar, and the author of several books including his latest Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics.
About the book:
Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. In his book, Greenblatt delivers his own critique of the current occupant of the White House, amazingly, he doesn’t even have to mention his name. We all know it! The parallels seem obvious.
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BOOK Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt $100