This series of four seminars will trace the complex moral and aesthetic challenge that Shakespeare's Hamlet has posed in the 400 years since it appeared. Our central concern will be the relationship between possible judgments of the character of the hero, the action he speaks of performing, and the things he ends up doing in the play. This may lead to thoughts about the nature of personal will and individual conscience.
· Revenge, Tragedy, and Justice
· Acting as a Clue to Action
· What Thinking Means
· Is Hamlet a Good Man?
· 4 90-min. (6 hours total) lecture and discussion sessions with Prof. Bromwich.
· Participants may opt to write a short essay (<500 words) to compete for the Best Essay Award and receive direct feedback from Prof. Bromwich.
* Those who attend 100% of the sessions will each receive a certificate of completion.
· Middle / high school / university students, literature / drama lovers, and anyone who is interested in Shakespeare and Hamlet
· Please download and install the Zoom Application beforehand. Yale Center Beijing's staff will contact confirmed participants for further testing in advance of the program to ensure a pleasant experience.
· The language of the seminar will be English.
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