'Shakespeare' event at LSE Forum for European Philosophy

  • Jessica Chiba (Speaker)

Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar


For Victor Hugo, ‘all forms of the multiple reality, actions and ideas, man and humanity’ can be found in Shakespeare. Perhaps this is the reason why, over 400 years after his death, we continue to study, perform, and re-read his plays in search of truths about ourselves and the world. Should we think of Shakespeare as a philosopher? Can reading him philosophically add to our understanding of his work, or is it simply another way of trying to contain this ‘myriad-minded’ (Coleridge) thinker?

The Forum for European Philosophy is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

Speaker on expert panel alongside John Crace, guardian columnist and author of Incomplete Shakespeare series, and Tim Crouch, playwright and theatre maker.
Period30 Apr 2018


  • Shakespeare
  • Philosophy
  • John Crace
  • Tim Crouch