Episode 199: Shakespeare’s Tyrants, And Our Own

Relevant Reading:

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics
Stephen Greenblatt

Erdogan, Putin, Orban… and Trump—what, if anything, can a study of Richard III or Macbeth teach us about these leaders? Were Coriolanus and Julius Caesar really tyrants in the making? And is more democracy the answer to emerging tyranny?

This week’s podcast features our host Richard Aldous discussing Shakespeare with Stephen Greenblatt, author of Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics.

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Published on: June 20, 2018
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