Shakespeare’s Sacred Places
with Valentin Gerlier
Please note new date: Sunday 19th December 2021
3:00pm – 4:30pm: £15 (UK time) via Zoom
WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR MYTH, COSMOLOGY AND THE SACRED’S SHAKESPEARE SERIES. THIS SESSION IS THE THIRD & FINAL LECTURE IN THIS SERIES OF THREE, EXPLORING SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD.
About the session: In Shakespeare’s plays, and particularly his late plays, forgiveness and reconciliation often occur via the transit through particular realms, whether pastoral, ‘green worlds’ which regenerate human communities or sacred spaces such as chapels and temples where the co-mingling of mortals and divinities is dimly felt. In reflecting upon some of these places, we will also explore how Shakespeare approaches the ‘practices’ that emanate from them – a peculiar, intriguing and salutary blend of wisdom, poetry and theurgy.
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Valentin Gerlier, is Research Associate at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge and a tutor for the Temenos Academy. He teaches Shakespeare at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. His book Shakespeare and the Grace of Words (Routledge) is Forthcoming in 2022.