Let Us Be Friends: Shakespeare’s Dangerous Invitation

LET US BE FRIENDS:
SHAKESPEARE’S DANGEROUS INVITATION

Friday, December 3, 2021
2pm ET | Live on YouTube

Hosted by Alan Stanford

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Friendship is unquestionably the closest form of human contact other than marriage. And Shakespeare’s plays are filled with rich examples of friendship. From Hamlet and Horatio to Rosalind and Celia, friendship in all its richness of trust and affection abounds. But in the world in which Shakespeare lived, friendship was also a dangerous relationship. The politics of the time ade friendship a risk to life and limb. This week we will look at the risks of friendship that Shakespeare warns us of. Risks that have existed since the dawn of politics.