Why We Read Shakespeare

Overview

The plays of Shakespeare are among the very best examples of fine art, or art that is good for its own sake and is concerned with the highest things. As works of fiction, the plays are complete and so can be studied from beginning to end. This kind of examination reveals the importance of prudence and the other virtues for a truly happy human life.

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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.