We invite you to explore the fascinating world of the Bard's best known plays in our new mini-course Shakespeare: A Catholic Perspective.

The six-week webinar will unpack major themes from the likes of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth, using the work of St Thomas Aquinas.

The hour-long webinars will take place at 7:30pm each Monday, beginning 6th September. Register here.

They will be led by Dr Anthony Quinn, Sr Anna Marie RSM and Fr Kevin Douglas.

Sr Anna Marie is the Catechetics Advisor for the Archdiocese and runs the popular Diploma in Catechetics.

She said: "We'll be looking at six works of the greatest English playwright, coupled with insights on human nature from one of the greatest minds in history, St Thomas Aquinas. Both men make us think about truth.

"You don't necessarily have to have read his plays to benefit from this course as we will guide you along each week. We're looking forward to welcoming you!"

Dr Quinn has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh where he focused on the role of Juliet in literature and on film and has worked at the National Library of Scotland, while Fr Kevin Douglas, of St Peter's in Edinburgh, is a regular contributor to our Diploma in Catechetics.

How to register

Click here to register.

The webinars

7:30pm each Monday and last one hour on Zoom.

The plays & themes

1. Mon 6 Sep

Macbeth: Conscience; the supernatural.

2. Mon 13 Sep

Measure for Measure: Virtue and morality and the role and treatment of women in a patriarchal society.

3. Mon 20 Sep

King Lear: Blindness.

4. Mon 27 Sep

Twelfth Night: Melancholy and narcissism/vanity.

5. Mon 4 Oct

Richard II: The nature of kingship and honor.

6 Mon 11 Oct

Romeo and Juliet: Original sin; love and its true meaning.