Shakespeare and the Lower Register of Constitutional Thought

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Speaker: 
Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

In this lecture, entitled ‘Shakespeare and the Lower Register of Constitutional Thought’, Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, draws on some of the lesser known passages from the plays to make an illuminating case for Shakespeare’s views on the nature of authority, the fragility of constitutional order, and the innate social divisions that persist to the present day.