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Macbeth and the Conspiracy for Life

Mar 06

7:00 PM
Kaplan Family Library DC 218

Br. Jordan Zajac, OP will present "Macbeth and the Conspiracy for Life" on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Macbeth, like all of Shakespeare’s tragedies, traffics in death. But for all the play’s attention to the bloodshed that results from civil strife and tyranny, what haunts Macbeth most—what poses the greatest threat to the grip Macbeth enjoys on kingly power—is, paradoxically, not the threat of death but of life. The fundamental human desire for life proves stubborn, indomitable. This talk focuses on the ways in which Justin Kurzel’s recent film adaptation makes this tension clear. We will view several scenes from the film, analyzing them in the light of Aristotle’s theory of tragedy on the one hand, and his philosophical anthropology on the other. This analysis will shed light on a conspiracy at work in this telling of Macbeth—the conspiracy for life.

Br. Jordan Zajac OPBr. Jordan Zajac entered the Order of Preachers in 2013. He attended Providence College, where he majored in English and minored in Political Science, and went on for an M.A. in English at the University of Virginia. He earned his doctorate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, specializing in early modern English drama. He is currently studying Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the priesthood.

All are welcome to attend the lecture at 7 pm. Faculty are invited to a special luncheon with Br. Jordan Zajac at 12:30 pm on March 6. Email for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Mount's Catholic and Dominican Institute.

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