Shakespeare – a Comedy and a Tragedy

“A Comedy and a Tragedy” – as far as life goes, another word for it might be status quo. To round off our Great Books mini-course, we allow Shakespeare to serve us a comedy and a tragedy, as always, with the insightful, and often surprising commentary of Dennis Quinn and John Senior. Comedy, of course […]

The Canterbury Pilgrims Have Arrived

After a long break, the Humanities lectures of Quinn and Senior have just caught up with Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales of the 14th century (scroll down here). The cycle of recorded lectures I commissioned in the late 1980s is now nearly complete. Only the bard of Stratford is still waiting in the wings. With him, […]