Hamlet is a misogynist with ‘chilling’ similarities to disgraced influencer Andrew Tate, an Oxford professor is set to argue in a new BBC Radio 4 series.
Taking Issue With Shakespeare, airing from Monday, will see Professor Emma Smith reexamine the works of the Bard through a modern lens.
In the series, the host will challenge celebrity guests to look at the playwright’s work differently, speaking to the likes of Gordon Brown about Julius Caesar and Michael Gove on King Lear.
In the third episode, according to the show’s notes, ‘Emma sets out to persuade Will Self that the kind of toxic masculinity expressed by the self-professed misogynist Andrew Tate finds a chilling counterpart in the misogynist play and character, Hamlet.’
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