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Wed May 10, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch, 2161 Queen Street East, M4L 1J1 – 416-393-7703.

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. 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.

No registration necessary.

URL on TPL website: 

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT276413&R=EVT276413