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Kiernan Ryan - Shakespeare’s Thoughtless Wisdom

Synopsis
Podcast of a one-day seminar hosted by the Department of English Royal Holloway, University of London. Professor Kiernan Ryan’s talk begins by looking at plays and poems where Shakespeare’s characters seem to be thinking philosophically, and where the work as a whole appears to imply a philosophical stance. He concludes by considering the ways in which Shakespeare’s plays resist comprehension in philosophical terms, forging their more elusive visions what Chesterton called their ‘thoughtless wisdom’ in the crucible of form and phrasing.
Series
Academic Service
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Transmission details
28 May 2010
Duration
17 mins

Credits

Contributor
Kiernan Ryan

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
As You Like It; Hamlet; King Lear; Measure for Measure; Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
literary criticism; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Philosophy

Notes

Notes
Available to listen to or download from the Backdoor Broadcasting archive http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/archives/ (accessed 10/2011)
General
The Backdoor Broadcasting Company’s Academic Service specializes in web-casting academic conferences, symposia, public lectures, workshops and seminars in order to further the dissemination of academic research.

Production Company

Name

Backdoor Broadcasting Company

Email
rene@backdoorbroadcasting.net
Web
http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01865 240009
Address
57 Divinity Road
Oxford
OX4 1LH
Notes
Mobile audio webcasting service, which concentrates on recording academic research

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