The theatre of Shakespeare

The theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries was born in one of the most
unfree ages in historyan age that began with the Reconquista of the Iberian
peninsula and the forced conversion of Spanish Muslims and Jews, that extended
into the near-genocidal conversion of the Americas, and that unrolled across Europe
and England in a century of state-sponsored forced conversions of whole
populations, including Shakespeares family and friends. Focusing on one play weve
studied in the course, discuss how the theatre provided its audiences with plays that
allowed them to think feelingly through the early modern crisis of conversion.- ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA