Shakespeare on Stage

Hamlet

Monday, June 22, we will be discussing Hamlet!

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties.

Among them: What is the Ghost—Hamlet’s father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder?

(Introduction from Folger & licensed under CC BY SA.)

Text: https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works/hamlet/

Introduction by Laark Productions:

Watch the play at Stratford: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AtHome

On Monday, June 22, at 6:30pm, join us for a live discussion with YC faculty and special guests from Laark Productions!

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