Shakespeare through the social theory of March and Olsen

  • Mikołaj Przepiórkowski Instytut Socjologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego


In the following paper, I would like to propose a hopefully new approach to Shakespeare’s works such as Julius Caesar, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, which is using a very classical sociological theory of March and Olsen for interpretation of Shakespearean dramas and their main teaching through the scope of the Logic of Appropriateness and Logic of Consequences. It proves that reading Shakespeare helps to rediscover even great and working theories from the area of sociology in a new light but also – that using different theories for interpreting specific phenomenon in Shakespeare’s plays may be more fruitful than forcibly trying to show what Shakespeare supposedly had to say on a subjectively chosen topic.

How to Cite
PRZEPIÓRKOWSKI, Mikołaj. Shakespeare through the social theory of March and Olsen. Młoda Humanistyka, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, mar. 2021. ISSN 2353-6950. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2022.