For actors and audience members who would like to develop a greater appreciation of Shakespeare and one of his greatest masterpieces. People have read this play continuously throughout the centuries and throughout the world, often in translation, and we’re lucky enough to experience it in the original – but what makes Hamlet so great? This course will attempt to answer that question through video clips, background reading, comparison with what other (less interesting!) playwrights were doing at the time, and, most of all, lively discussion. The members of the class will also read the entire play aloud over the six weeks, and everyone will get to try their hand at the famous title character at least once. No previous familiarity with Hamlet or Shakespeare required.
Online Class: Our Early Fall 2020 adult semester will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling.