Informing Bethany Lutheran College's Spring 2013 Production. Shows at: April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm and April 21 at 2pm
I just read this article in Live Mint by Sundeep Khanna titled “Shakespeare in the Age of Twitter.” Essentially the article said that Hamlet and Shakespeare is irrelevant in this modern culture.
Clearly we would not be performing this piece if we didn’t think it had merit in our world now, surely you wouldn’t be a part of this production if you weren’t moved by Hamlet. So why is Hamlet relevant for you? What about the Bard’s work makes Shakespeare worthwhile to read, despite living in a “me-centered” world that runs on micro-literature like Twitter and Facebook statuses?
I know my answer, but I’m wondering what’s yours?
Lydia Grabau, Dramaturg