In the final installment of our series of mini-lectures on Shakespeare, U-M's beloved emeritus professor of English, Ralph Williams, explores the language of feeling in Shakespeare's works. Using examples from King Lear and The Tempest, he examines the connection between our sense of touch and our ability to empathize with others, establishing emotional understanding as the defining characteristic of humanity.

Video production by Natalie Condon.

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