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Macbeth: Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny, & Monarchy


Join us for this lecture on Shakespeare's darkest play, one that feels eerily relevant today. 

We will look at an ambitious and lying tyrant, who unfairly takes control of his country, ruining it; whose identity is tied to the most toxic brand of masculinity, and who encourages such traits in his cronies who, on his orders, attack the innocent, including women and children; who sees violence as a form of sex; and who hates and fears women. We will also discuss Macbeth.

This class will include video clips and discussion.




Location: Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore boasts an elegant venue for our Friday night residency.


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Wishes of the Dead

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Sign Up - $20

Dec 5

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Dec 7

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Dec 12

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Taught by Jamie Warren
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Feb 9

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