2017-07-18 13:33:02 UTC
Dr. Paul Cantor is a professor at the University of Virginia and author of
the new book, “Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy: The Twilight of the Ancient
World.” Cantor appears on this episode of Federalist Radio to discuss
how Shakespeare’s Roman plays chronicle the political climates and
communities, and the ways some of those observations have lived on into
our modern politics.
“Shakespeare had a remarkable grasp of this Roman Republic. He knows
the institutions and understands it in very political terms,” Cantor said.
“It is a problem for democratic politics, and in Rome Shakespeare shows that
the separation of powers and the balance of powers works to check someone like Coriolanus.”