Video from the lectures by Robert Crawford and Derek Gladwin for the Repetition Compulsion theme, March 2015.
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Robert Crawford gives what he calls a somewhat unconventional reading of The Tempest, arguing that we can see it as a directly political play in the sense that it may function as a criticism of King James I.
It is not always entirely clear who (if anyone) or what is the tragic hero(ine) in Sophocles’s Antigone, or what exactly is the nature of their tragedy. One might have thought that the tragic figure was the eponymous Antigone herself, … Continue reading →Continue reading →
Video and Powerpoint of lecture by Jon Beasley-Murray for the “Remake/Remodel” theme
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