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03 Shakespeare with Sarah Beckwith

20:04, Fri 20 May 2022

On the third episode of the series, Emma talks to Professor Sarah Beckwith about mental health and the works of William Shakespeare.

‘You can be alive, but have you taken on your life. Those are very very different things.' – Sarah Beckwith, Katherine Everett Gilbert Distinguished Professor of English

On this episode:

  • Sarah Beckwith is Katherine Everett Gilbert Distinguished Professor of English at Duke University. She works on medieval and early modern drama and the philosophy of ordinary language. Her books include Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness and, forthcoming, The Book of Second Chances.
  • Jonathan Cullen is a British actor who has appeared on stage, film and television.

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About the podcast:

Emma Williams talks to interesting people from the worlds of philosophy and the arts about mental health. Emma and her guests reflect on what different writers and thinkers would say on the topic of mental health, and gain new insights into the human condition. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's idea: 'you're on earth, there's no cure for that', this podcast series is created as part of the research project on 'Philosophy, Mental Health and Education.'
Funded by the British Academy and Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.