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Shakespeare’s King Lear and the History of Tudor-Stuart England

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The sixteenth century was a time of tumult and great social upheaval, both in England and in Europe as a whole. Some 50 years before Shakespeare’s birth, the Reformation had swept
through the continent challenging long-standing religious practices and institutions. William Shakespeare wove many of these challenges into King Lear. How can historians use a work of
literature to better understand a place and time? We will explore King Lear to see what Shakespeare’s greatest play reveals about the state of Tudor-Stuart England. Generously sponsored by Stuaret Jeffares- Max Brook Realtors. 

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