Books & Bridges: Mark Matheson - Salt Lake City

Books & Bridges: Mark Matheson

Books & Bridges: Mark Matheson

Oct 4, 2018, 6:30 pm


Books & Bridges: Mark Matheson

Book Title

Women in the Plays of Shakespeare


Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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Mark Matheson, Professor of English at the University of Utah, will lead a discussion on Women in the Plays of Shakespeare at Weller Book Works on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 PM. This event is part of the Books & Bridges series.

Mark Matheson, Professor of English at the University of Utah, will lead a lecture and discussion on the proposals of marriage in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, and The Winter’s Tale.  Throughout his work, Shakespeare represents such proposals in a surprising variety of ways.  But whatever form they take, these proposals are sensitive dramatic moments that enable us to explore both the politics of a given play’s society and the independence of the women characters involved. Dr. Matheson has taught English at the University of Utah for over twenty years. He received his M.A. from the University of Utah and his Doctorate from the University of Oxford. Professor Matheson travels to London with his students where he teaches seminars on British Literature. He also serves as the Director of the University of Utah-based Tanner Lectures on Human Values. He continues to teach and greatly enjoys advocating for students’ educational interests through The MUSE Project.

Books & Bridges is a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

This event is made possible with support from Books & Bridges, Weller Book Works, and Utah Humanities.