Shakespeare and Science

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On May 16, 2014, CFI Toronto is hosting an event with special guest Dan Falk.   Falk, a science journalist, author, and broadcaster, will be sharing insights from his new book, The Science of Shakespeare:

Falk presents the legendary playwright in the wider context of the nascent Scientific Revolution. He argues that Shakespeare’s plays contained novel views on human nature that were gleaned from the same kind of scientific observation championed by the likes of Kepler and Galileo.

When: Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 – 8:30pm (EDT)

Where: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2102  100 St. George Street Toronto, ON

What a great combo: science and Shakespeare!

For more information, or to get your tickets, check out the event’s Eventbrite page

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