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Third Annual E. Beatrice Batson Shakespeare Lecture

Third Annual E. Beatrice Batson Shakespeare Lecture In-Person

Transcending Justice, Transcending Human Control: Overarching Providence in Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romances 

A Lecture by Dr. David V. Urban

Dr. David Urban will explore how providential events in Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest work over and above those plays’ (mostly) benevolent manipulators to help bring about comic endings in ways that transcend human control. These providential events also offer grace and mercy toward the plays’ various transgressors who, demonstrating repentance, are freed from the justice their transgressions merit and granted hopeful futures.

David Urban is Professor of English at Calvin University and the editor of Religions in Shakespeare's Writings, published in 2020.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Batson Shakespeare Society at shakespeare.society@wheaton.edu



Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Bakke Auditorium, Wade Center
  Shakespeare Society  

Event Organizer

Cathy Troupos

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