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Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the Madness of Love

  • Santa Fe Woman's Club 1616 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM, 87505 United States (map)

Krishnan Venkatesh, acclaimed tutor at St. John’s, presents Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Madness of Love.

It is amazing what being in love can do to an otherwise reasonable person: all of a sudden we find ourselves tormented with desires and anxieties we didn't know we could have, or that we once had and thought we could outgrow. This evening we’ll study a handful of sonnets together in the hope of getting closer to Shakespeare's vision of “this crazy little thing called love.”

Krishnan Venkatesh has taught Western and Eastern Great Books at St. John’s College for almost thirty years. He is a Shakespeare scholar, having spent years working on the minutiae of editions. Shakespeare has been central to his life for more than forty years, and at St. John's, reading the Works alongside writers like Plato and Montaigne has only deepened his respect for Shakespeare’s insight into the human condition.

$10, payable at the door

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