Macbeth: Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny, & Monarchy

Presented with Strand Bookstore


Join us for this lecture on Shakespeare's darkest play, one that feels eerily relevant today. 

We will look at an ambitious and lying tyrant, who unfairly takes control of his country, ruining it; whose identity is tied to the most toxic brand of masculinity, and who encourages such traits in his cronies who, on his orders, attack the innocent, including women and children; who sees violence as a form of sex; and who hates and fears women. We will also discuss Macbeth.

This class will include video clips and discussion.




Location: Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore boasts an elegant venue, the walls lined with leather-bound treasures from a book hand printed in 1480 to a limited edition Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse, the illustrator, and by James Joyce. 


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