BiblioFiles Episode #20: What's the Big Deal About Shakespeare?

Everyone seems to make such a fuss over Shakespeare. Is he really worth all the hype, or are we just required to like him because that's what literary people do? In this conversation, the CenterForLit tribe discusses the Bard and what sets him apart from our other literary heroes. What are you missing if you haven't cracked open one of his plays? The answer might not be what you expect...

Referenced Materials:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Including...

–Measure for Measure

–Henry V

–1 and 11 Henry IV



The Tempest


King Lear

Julius Caesar

–The Merchant of Venice


–Tradition and the Individual Talent by T.S. Eliot

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb


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