Notes from a Journey
Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences, and theatres around the world, they reflect on the author’s more than thirty-year career as a producer, director and educator. The essays provide a unique and personal look into multiple aspects of Shakespeare’s world—and ours.
Chapter 1. “O Brave New Will!”—Images of Justice and Intolerance in Shakespeare
· 1 · “O BRAVE NEW WILL!”— IMAGES OF JUSTICE AND INTOLERANCE IN SHAKESPEARE (The following was given at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, in April 1994—the second anniversary of the Rodney King riots. It was the opening speech for a conferen...
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