William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time, a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought, and yet, "Shakespeare" and "Science" are rarely uttered in the same breath. Dan Falk will explore Shakespeare's interest in the scientific discoveries of his time, asking what he knew, when he knew it, and how that knowledge is reflected in his work.
Dan Falk has written for Smithsonian, New Scientist, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, and The Walrus. He is the author of two previous popular science books, In Search of Time and Universe on a T-Shirt. He's been a regular contributor to Ideas on CBC Radio.
Who can attend: Everyone
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Toronto Public Library
Location: Beaches Library Program Room, 2161 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4L 1J1, 416-393-7703