Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture: "Shakespeare's Virtues"

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This article is about the annual Shakespeare Birthday lecture. View the full list of all Shakespeare Birthday Lectures to date here. For other articles about Shakespeare's Birthday, see Shakespeare's Birthday (disambiguation).

For more past programming from the Folger Institute, please see the article Folger Institute scholarly programs archive.

This was a lecture given by Julia Reinhard Lupton on April 23, 2018.

Courage, trust, hope, and patience. These are some of the many virtues cultivated by Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. In this free, public lecture, Professor Julia Reinhard Lupton considered both theatrical making and literary education in terms of their surprising potential for building more virtuous humans, during Shakespeare’s time and ours.

Listen to the lecture here:

Read the transcript.