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Shakespeare’s Politics

Synopsis
Video of the fourth lecture by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate FBA on how Shakespeare’s imagination was inspired by classical antiquity. Bate examines how Shakespeare looked at Roman political models and the theory of civic duties expounded by Cicero, who appears as a character in Julius Caesar. He also discusses how Shakespeare looked to Horace for a model of the public role of the writer.
Series
Classic Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Recording date
27 Feb 2018
Duration
48 mins

Credits

Contributor
Jonathan Bate

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Coriolanus; Julius Caesar
Subjects
Politics & government; Shakespeare
Keywords
ancient Rome

Notes

Notes
Recorded at the Museum of London. A transcript of the lecture can be downloaded from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/series/classic-shakespeare/

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/shakespeares-politics
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

Gresham College

Email
enquiries@gresham.ac.uk
Web
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7831 0575
Fax
020 7831 5208
Address
Barnard’s Inn Hall
Holborn
London EC1N 2HH

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