Shakespeare on Monarchs, Rebellion, and Usurpation
Shakespeare's thoughts on liberty and responsibility often finds dramatic focus in his plays that deal with the killing of monarchs. In addition to posing a course of considerations on political liberty, each of the dramas in this conference provoked one to think about human freedom in its metaphysical nature: that is to say, each pondered the question, "To what extent do human agents exercise free choice?"
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet [The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark]. Edited by A. R. Braunmuller. New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc., 2001.
Shakespeare, William. Julius Caesar [The Tragedy of Julius Caesar]. Edited by William Montgomery. New York: Penguin Group, 2000.
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth [The Tragedy of Macbeth]. Edited by Stephen Orgel. New York: Penguin Classics, 2000.