Think you know Shakespeare? Think you know what famous philosophers would say about Shakespeare?
Centuries after Shakespeare first put quill to paper, his plays continue to provoke philosophical questions that run the gamut from sexual ethics to narrative form. In 2009 Comp Lit professor, Paul Kottman, pulled together a series of philosophical reflections on Shakespeare's plays from such preeminent and diverse thinkers as Marx, Derrida, and Hegel. These essays, gathered in Kottman's book, Philosophers On Shakespeare, show the staggering range of inquiry that the Bard's corpus presents readers. In honor of his 450th birthday, we've cobbled together a quiz based on Kottman's book to test your knowledge of both Shakespeare and some prominent philosophical personalities.
Philosophers On Shakespeare: A Quiz