Shakespeare & Science


An out of the ordinary offering during Thanksgiving week
Tuesday November 20, 7pm at BCC (instead of Torah study)

Rabbi Lisa Edwards and BCC member Jonathan Falk invite you to an amusing, fascinating, informative talk, about the author of Rabbi Lisa’s “other Torah” – Shakespeare!

As Dan Falk (brother of BCC member Jonathan Falk) presents “The Science of Shakespeare”

Jonathan Falk’s brother, Dan Falk, will explore Shakespeare’s interest in the scientific discoveries of his time, with a particular focus on the changing conceptions of the cosmos, from Aristotle to Copernicus and Galileo.

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time – a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution – and yet “Shakespeare” and “science” are rarely uttered in the same breath. However, as award-winning journalist Dan Falk has found, a reassessment is at hand.

Dan is a science journalist and author. The Science of Shakespeare is his third book; his two previous books are In Search of Time and Universe on a T-Shirt. The Toronto native is a regular contributor to Canadian public radio, and hosts a podcast called BookLab, reviewing popular science books. Dan will be on his way back from Australia, where he is a writer in residence at the University of New South Wales.

The Science of Shakespeare will be available for purchase (proceeds to support BCC), and Dan will be happy to sign them.