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Magic of Shakespeare, The

Synopsis
Video podcast. The lecture by Jonathan Bate celebrates Shakespeare’s immortality on the exact 400th anniversary of his burial. It begins with Theseus’ speech in A Midsummer Night’s Dream about the magical, transformative power of poetry. Bate argues argues that Shakespeare inherited from antiquity a fascination with the intimate association between erotic love, magic and the creative imagination, and that this is one of the keys to the enduring power of his plays.
Series
The Bodleian Libraries (Bodcasts)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
53 mins

Credits

Contributor
Jonathan Bate

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); magic

Notes

Notes
Accessed 2/2017.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/magic-shakespeare
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

University of Oxford

Distributor

Name

University of Oxford Podcasts

Web
http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window

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