David Bevington – A History of Hamlet

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David Bevington, Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, returns to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust this week, where he will be speaking about the history of Hamlet and our on-going fascination with the play.

David’s new book, Murder Most Foul: Hamlet through the Ages, is an account of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from its source material in Scandinavian lore through to the way modern companies perform the play. It is a comprehensive text aimed at scholars, students, and those generally interested in what is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work; focusing on critical reception through the ages, how editors have dealt with the text, and the play’s influence on writers and thinkers through the centuries.

The event will be taking place on Tuesday 21 June at 1pm in The Shakespeare Centre. Tickets are available on the door. Students admitted FREE!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Nathan/680922599 Richard Nathan

    I wish I could be there, but I will be in Los Angeles.  I’ll definitely get the book.  My own mash-up of Hamlet with horror tropes entitled “Hamlet, Prince of Darkness” have been getting rave reviews, and has been extended at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre for four additional performances.

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