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Shakespeare's "Hamlet": Exploring a Popular Classic (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Ulrike Kristina Köhler

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 02.04.2024 - 05.07.2024 | C 5.311 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare belongs to the most studied and most staged English plays around the world. Since its first performance around 1600, this play has become an almost all-time box office hit, and it is part of the curriculum at many secondary schools. In this seminar, we will examine Hamlet in detail and with different foci. These include the play's themes, its language and rhetoric, and its literary and cultural context as well as the aspect of performance. Therefore, we will also watch a screen production. While including aspects of current research in our discussion, our key methodological approach is a close reading one and the recital in class. RECOMMENDED EDITION: Miola, Robert S. (ed). Hamlet: A Norton Critical Edition & International Student Edition (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) (English Edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 2019. ISBN-10 0393640108 Please bring your copy to all sessions, including the first one.