Hamlet Dramaturgy

Informing Bethany Lutheran College's Spring 2013 Production. Shows at: April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm and April 21 at 2pm

Category Archives: Shakespeare/Hamlet History

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Today is the 449th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth! Coincidentally it is also the 397th anniversary of his death! In celebration of both events, here are a few fun facts … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Michael Lilienthal on “Words”

Hey guys, I asked Michael awhile ago about writing about a theory he has on words. This is what he gave me and let me tell you, it’s some pretty … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Royal Shakespeare Company Does Hamlet

The Royal Shakespeare Company has done Hamlet  many times, as you can imagine. I found this site that goes over every production the company has done of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. Each … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hamlet is Irrelevant

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 … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Why isn’t Prince Hamlet King of Denmark?

Jake Yenish, the show’s Lighting Designer, asked me today “so…. why isn’t Hamlet the king?” Initially this question baffled me. After a little bit of reading, I discovered something I … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Alienating the Audience

I was reading this article by Robert E. Wood called “Space and Scrutiny in ‘Hamlet.’” Something that jumped out at me was how Shakespeare alienated the English audience, in a … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 12 Comments

Suicide in Elizabethan England

Hamlet’ s “to be or not to be” speech is probably the most famous monologue in theatrical history and by now perhaps it is easy to take for granted that … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 15 Comments

Ophelia’s Flowers

You know that scene when Ophelia loses it and shows up to Elsinore Castle looking like a hot mess with an armful of weeds? Yes, this one. Yeah, it turns … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

William Shakespeare: A Brief Biography

William Shakespeare was a prolific playwright. Sometimes his history gets lost in the overwhelming flood of connotations with his name. Despite having a supernaturally influential career on all of literature, … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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