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Something Rich and Strange: A Spiritual Journey Through Shakespeare’s The Tempest
- Course Dates: Sat 21 October 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most dazzling and cherished works, but can also seem abstruse and unfathomable.
It is a play of transformations and rumours of unseen realities, music and mysteries, violence and betrayals, love and complicated, difficult relationships. Most probably a story of Shakespeare’s original creation, it lends itself to many interpretations and analyses, from a fable of art and creation to colonialist allegory.
How might a person of faith encounter the play? What insights and reflections on the human and divine come from it? In this reflective day, we will explore the spiritual adventure of language in what was probably Shakespeare’s last play. This will be a day about an intimate encounter with the text and its ideas and challenges, rather than a day about Shakespeare himself or the unknowable question of his own faith.