Shakespeare: assassin?

Watts, Cedric (2015) Shakespeare: assassin? Around the Globe (61). pp. 38-39. ISSN 1366-2317

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Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' is historically linked to the assassination of President Lincoln and thereby to the Oklahoma bombing. 'The Merchant of Venice' was popular with the Nazis. If we praise Shakespeare for the good effects of his works, logically we should also condemn Shakespeare for the bad effects of his works. You can't have one without the other.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Shakespeare, assassins, 'Julius Caesar', 'Merchant of Venice', President Lincoln.
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English > PE0814 Early Modern English
Depositing User: Professor Cedric Watts
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 07:05
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 02:46

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