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Ingersoll on SHAKESPEARE, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lecture 1

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Robert G. Ingersoll's analysis of Shakespeare's works in his lecture is both insightful and thought-provoking. He delves deep into the themes, characters, and language of Shakespeare's plays, offering a unique perspective on the playwright's genius.

Ingersoll skillfully examines the moral, philosophical, and literary aspects of Shakespeare's works, highlighting the timeless relevance of his stories. He discusses the complexity of Shakespeare's characters, their motivations, and the moral dilemmas they face, demonstrating how these elements contribute to the richness and depth of his writing.

One of the most compelling aspects of Ingersoll's lecture is his emphasis on the power of Shakespeare's language. He discusses how Shakespeare's mastery of language allows him to capture the full range of human emotions and experiences, making his works resonate with audiences across time and cultures.

Overall, Ingersoll's lecture on Shakespeare is a fascinating exploration of one of the greatest playwrights in history. His insights are sure to appeal to both Shakespeare enthusiasts and those looking to deepen their understanding of classic literature.

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Col. Ingersoll begins his famous lecture on SHAKESPEARE as follows: "It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius. Take from our world what they have given, and all the niches would be empty, all the walls naked—meaning and connection would fall from words of poetry and fiction, music would go back to common air, and all the forms of subtle and enchanting Art would lose proportion and become the unmeaning waste and shattered spoil of thoughtless Chance." One of the most famous orators of his day, a contemporary and personal friend of Mark Twain and General Grant, Ingersoll's lectures on famous people herein includes: ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN;; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS, WHICH WAY? , and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE. Each lecture in Volume 3 will be presented on as a separate audiobook in the series.

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