Classes Without Quizzes examines mental health, Shakespeare and a new season at Stratford

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, takes a deeper look at mental health in the writings of William Shakespeare on Tuesday, April 29.

Western English professor Margaret Jane Kidnie will present, “Fighting the Storm: Shakespeare and the Stratford Festival”, an exploration of ‘madness’ as the central theme of the 2014 Stratford Festival season. The lecture will discuss how the fantasies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s lovers and poets took on tragic resonances by the time Shakespeare turned his hand to King Lear.

Lecturer: Margaret Jane Kidnie, Professor, Western’s Department of English
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Location: Stevenson Hunt Room, Central Branch, London Public Library, 251 Dundas Street

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At Classes Without Quizzes events, members of the London area can enjoy monthly topical and entertaining lectures from some of Western’s top faculty.

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