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[Past Event] Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" | Livestream Zoom

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Please note: This course will no longer meet in-person. We'll meet instead via Livestream Zoom.
The longest of Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" arguably is also his greatest—a pinnacle of Renaissance culture and a forerunner of modernity. It is a thrilling drama of revenge and politics that has never been off the stage since it was written over 400 years ago. The late Harold Bloom called it “Poem Unlimited.” It is in the character of Prince Hamlet, the most compelling and fascinating—yet ultimately unknowable—of Shakespeare’s creations, that the play comes most alive. In our study of "Hamlet," we will compare radically different interpretations of the play, looking at versions of scenes set in historical Denmark as well as some set in present-day Manhattan. As Shakespeare’s friend and competitor Ben Jonson said of The Bard, “He was not of an age but for all time.”


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays/Thursdays, Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 *1:00 – 3:00pm* (5 sessions)


This course has been changed from In-Person to Livestream Zoom. Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Allston James has twice won the British Theatre Challenge and is a three-time winner of the William Broyles Award for Distinguished Playwrighting.