Shakespeare's Wire with Elisabeth Bronfen, John Archer, Arvind Rajagopal
Time: September 16, 2015, 5-7pm
Place: NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, New York
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Increasingly, a literary imagination structures contemporary quality television. In HBO's series, The Wire, we witness the return of chess, the early modern aristocratic game of war. The Wire relates the codes of the drug war to the rules of this stylised war game. Elisabeth Bronfen brings The Wire into conversation with another set of dramatic productions on war: Shakespeare's history plays.