In this week’s free webinar Dr. Kent Lehnhof goes deep into Shakespeare’s dark tragedy, King Lear to find what it has to say about the difficulties of acknowledging and honoring our obligations to others, especially those who have hurt us. Shakespeare’s play may in fact require much more of its characters (and us) than empathy, compassion, and fellow feeling. Watch the free live-stream webinar Saturday, May 30. Register now to save your spot.
PRESENTER BIO: Kent Lehnhof earned a BA from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Duke University. He has been teaching at Chapman since 2004, where he specializes in Renaissance literature, drama and gender. His essays on Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton have appeared in distinguished collections and journals. His most recent article--on twinship and marriage in The Comedy of Errors--will soon appear in SEL. Dr. Lehnhof's past research projects have focused on intersections of antitheatricalism and antifeminism in early modern England; and connections between Levinas and Shakespeare. In alternating years, Dr. Lehnhof leads a summer travel course to London.
ABOUT: Now in its second season, Bard Talks are free webinars presented by distinguished scholars who reveal Shakespeare's secrets about acting, directing, sonnets, food and more! They are hosted by Shakespeare Center LA.