Just a small post today saying that I found, through that Wikipedia article on Otium I recently linked, this interesting paper on how Shakespeare dealt with the theme of leisure and idleness.
At only 14 pages it shouldn’t take too much effort to get through and it’s fairly well written and interesting. Especially if you’re interested in Aristotle, virtue ethics, etc. It mainly focuses on Julius Caesar and Midsummer Night’s Dream and the characters and their relation to class, work and leisure and how Shakespeare portrays them.
We’ll be back in the coming days with more Working Stiff’s Manifesto, an anti-work song and possibly an original piece or two.