The Dysfunctional Family – Shakespeare and Familial Relations

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Thursday, Sept. 10 | 6-8 p.m.
Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre

Troubled families drive the plots of all of Shakespeare’s plays, no matter the genre.  We can find overbearing fathers, deadly rivalries among siblings, and mysteriously absent mothers in his histories, tragedies, comedies, and romances.  But we can also trace narratives of reparation when we move from one genre to another. Join us for an evening of Shakespeare with Professor Mary Floyd Wilson at the historical Raleigh Little Theatre.  By reading several plays side-by-side, this lecture will consider how Shakespeare revises stories of tragic dysfunction with comic fantasies of restoration and forgiveness.


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Event Price $10 | Complimentary for GAA Members

Event Details

The program will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments followed by a lecture from Professor Mary Floyd Wilson at 6:30 p.m. in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theater of the Raleigh Little Theatre. For driving directions and parking information visit,

This event is part of the Beyond the Stone Wall series sponsored by your GAA. To learn more about upcoming programs, please visit

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