Harvard Professor to hold public lecture at Cambridge Public Library on 3/25

February 27, 2014 at 11:15 am
Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Photo courtesy of Harvard University

Join us for an informal talk given by renowned author Stephen Greenblatt, titled “Shakespeare and the Pleasure of Tragedy” on Tuesday, March 25, 6 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library. Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, and his book, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. In its citation, the Pulitzer board described Greenblatt’s book as “a provocative book arguing that an obscure work of philosophy, discovered nearly 600 years ago, changed the course of history by anticipating the science and sensibilities of today.” Join us at the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library for this talk about how Shakespeare and his age rediscovered the peculiar taste for stories of downfall and death.

“Shakespeare and the Pleasure of Tragedy”
Lecture by Harvard Professor Stephen Greenblatt
Tuesday, March 25, 6 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge
Lecture is free and open to the public. Call 617-349-4040 for more information.