David Williamson takes on Shakespeare, academia, feminism, the patriarchy, and liberalism in Dead White Males. University student Angela finds her worldview being expanded in Professor Swain’s literary theory class, which proclaims that all our realities are shaped and controlled by the dominant liberal humanist ideology. This means no objective reality, no universal human truths--not in life nor literature, even Angela’s favorite writer, William Shakespeare. By examining Shakespeare’s plays and her own family at the behest of her professor and the bard himself, Angela comes to learn the importance of thinking for herself, and that not everything is as black or white as some would want her to believe.
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