True Love and Fortune's Fools: Romeo and Juliet (Webinar)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm


When: October 15, 4:00pm EST
Who: Heidi White
Where: Online

Most of us are required to read William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as teenagers, yet perhaps no play in Shakespeare's canon is as misunderstood and misinterpreted as the tragic tale of the star-crossed lovers. Often erroneously dismissed as overblown teenage melodrama or, alternately, a sad, simple love story, this webinar reveals that Romeo and Juliet offers far more than it seems. In this 90 minute webinar, Heidi White posits that Romeo and Juliet is among Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, taking its place alongside other masterful high tragedies like Macbeth and Othello.

We will explore how the play contemplates essential mysteries of the human condition, including love and death, identity and language, action and chance. Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's first great tragedy so Heidi will discuss the form and content of Shakespeare's tragic vision, including his deepening mastery of language, portrayal of heroes and heroines, literary and theatrical development, and complex interplay of themes. Although it focuses on Romeo and Juliet, this webinar will lead Shakespeare enthusiasts of all levels deeper into the work of the Bard.

The seminar will be recorded; however, you must sign up before Oct. 15 to have access to it. Registration will be cut off at 2:00pm (EST) on Oct. 15.

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