‘Shake the Superflux': Yanis Varoufakis on Shakespeare - 2018 Rose Shakespeare Lecture

Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston

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Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston
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Mon 19th Mar 2018

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Where:Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL
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In partnership with Kingston University

Yanis Varoufakis has emerged not only as an embattled finance minister and iconoclastic economist, but a life-long lover of Shakespeare. He called the Greek debt crisis ‘a Shakespearean tragedy’, reported that observing the European Union is ‘like watching Othello’, and compared the world’s leaders to Shylock and Macbeth. Those who sold out were 'like Richard III', or Lady Macbeth saying 'What's done cannot be undone'. His books are enlivened by Shakespeare quotations, like Lear’s cry to ‘shake the superflux' of wealth. But in this surprise new lecture, which promises to be a performance worthy of the Bard, he will also discuss the power of these 400-year-old plays ‘to show the heavens more just’.

Proceeds from this event raise funds to support the Rose theatre.

Official Link: https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/shake-the-superflux-yanis-varoufakis-on-shakespeare--2018-rose-shakespeare-lecture

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