Day: January 9, 2015
We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.
Did you know that Shakespeare’s Macbeth takes place mostly at night? Hamlet, too, often wanders out in the dark. The main characters in Shakespeare’s plays may not clue the reader in on the setting, however. In fact, Shakespeare’s minor characters usually set the scene. It is easy to see how a reader focused on the major characters may miss an important piece of information. Shakespeare left so few technical stage directions, opting rather to have characters obviate the details.