Philosophical Theater: Terry Eagleton at Croatian National Theater Talks Shakespeare

Philosophical theater is a series of lectures and discussions with leading world thinkers and activists about current issues held at Croatian National Theater once a month. This Thursday, April 7th, the guest will be Terry Eagleton, one of the most influential British literary theorists and culturologist.  With the world wide commemoration of 400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare at its peak, Eagleton will take a look at the bard’s heritage in his lecture titled Shakespeare and the nature of tragedy, and then join a conversation with Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat and the audience.

The visit is officially a part of the global celebration Shakespeare Lives and is organized in collaboration with British Council, BBC, British Film Institute, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Terry Eagleton was born in a working class catholic family of Irish decent, had studied at Cambridge, and was a lecturer at Oxford and Lancaster. He’s an author of forty books in the field of comparative literature and culturology, with more than 750 000 copies of his Literary Theory book sold world wide (considering its a professional literature, that’s a lot).

Eagleton’s field of study includes some of the bards best plays, including Macbeth, Hamle, Richard II, Henry IV…making this event a must see for any lover of literature and theater.

The lecture starts from 7:30 pm at Croatian National Theater (HNK), Marshal Tito square, with a live broadcast at HRT 3 (public television’s third channel).