Listening to Shakespeare: dreams and reality - EXPeditions

Listening to Shakespeare: dreams and reality

by David Hillman
  • Key point 1
    Shakespeare’s rich, metaphorical language can make his plays difficult to understand at first.
  • Key point 2
    By approaching Shakespeare’s plays with what psychoanalysts call a “third ear”, one can discover patterns and access deeper layers of meaning.
  • Key point 3
    Shakespeare’s plays address the relationship between dreams and reality in a way that speaks to a Freudian understanding of the psyche.