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Affection and Addiction in Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
Taking from her recently published book "Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England", Dr. Rebecca Lemon discusses the various forms of love in the play by contrasting devotional versus self-serving attachments. How can Orsino move beyond his initial obsession with Olivia toward a loving partnership with Viola? How does Olivia transform her grief into love? By examining Viola's role in freeing Illyrians from the initial stasis that overwhelms them, Shakespeare presents an intriguing solution.

Dec 7, 2019 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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