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OF HUMAN KINDNESS What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy

by | Read by Janet Metzger

Contemporary Culture • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Narrator Janet Metzger presents Cohen's well-researched and well-written arguments about the lessons on empathy to be learned from Shakespeare. While Metzger delivers the somewhat academic lectures in a carefully articulated manner, she dramatically performs the excerpts from Shakespeare's plays that illustrate the author's points. Cohen's thesis centers on Shakespeare's empathy for "the other" and how this grows and changes over the course of his writing. She suggests in her conclusion that students should read the plays and discuss them to glean their deepest lessons, rather than just watching the plays in performance. Listeners might find that process applies to this audiobook as well. Though well narrated, it would better serve students of Shakespeare in its written form. E.Q. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2021

CD ISBN 9781705296264 $32.99 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $17.49

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