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Listening to Shakespeare: dreams and reality
by David Hillman
About this EXP
David Hillman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, discusses his passion for Shakespeare.
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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.
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