Christian guy Dr. Duke Pesta chats with online philosopher guy Stefan Molyneux:
Hamlet Revealed: The Truth Behind Shakespeare’s Greatest Play:
It was intreresting listening to them chin-wag and may be you might find it interesting too. They are not exploring whether the author was real or not. They are analysing the play, regardless of how it came to be.
As by the by footnotes…
I have long remembered To Bee Or A Wasp as a reference to an instrumental track title:
What would you rather bee or a wasp – Gary Moore (1978) “Back on the streets”
Education – is learning Shakespeare merely further programme conditioning within the Prussian-Frankfurt school of acquiescence to obey and respect the parameters of conventional wisdom? Was Shakespeare just William or Edward De Vere or Francis Bacon and or others?
I don’t think I have read Hamlet. I may have been to see it at the theatre with my school, though it could have been Macbeth and either way I was bored. I do remember reading A Midsummer’s Night Dream in English Literature ‘o’ level classes. A few years later I memorised some of Queen Titania’s words to use during a middle eight interlude of a song during a repertoire with a rock band… you had to be there.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream → Act 3, Scene 1, Page 7
“I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again.
Mine ear is much enamored of thy note.
So is mine eye enthrallèd to thy shape.
And thy fair virtue’s force perforce doth move me
On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.
Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.
Please sing again, sweet human.
I love to listen to your voice,
and I love to look at your body.
I know this is the first time I’ve ever seen you,
but you’re so wonderful that I can’t help swearing to you that
I love you.
You’re as wise as you are beautiful.”
Molyneux’s Show notes:
Hamlet is the greatest play in world literature – listen to a trained actor and Professor of Shakespeare talk in depth about what the play means, why its power endures, and what it reveals about the deepest parts of each of us. The glory of this tragedy is how it wakes us up to death, reminds us of the power – and danger – of passion, and brings to life the potential and paralysis of our own thoughts.
Philosophy, nihilism, god, heaven, hell, revenge, love and life and death – Hamlet has it all! Dr. Duke Pesta, tenured professor, and Stefan Molyneux, trained actor, delve deep into the themes and meanings of the greatest secular story ever told.
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