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

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┬áHamlet and Shakespeare is irrelevant in this modern … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

This is a Poll. Take it.

Hey guys, So I’ve been doing quite a bit of researching and a lot of it is going on the blog, as you may have noticed. What I’m wondering from … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 15 Comments

Character Notes: Five Reasons Why Ophelia is Crazy

At the outset of the play we meet Ophelia, a sweet young lady who appears to be pretty, intelligent, and a symbol for courtly innocence and decorum. By the end … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 8 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

Character Notes: Horatio

Nick Lilienthal recently requested more information on his character, Horatio. After a little digging, I’ve discovered a couple articles about Horatio’s character, beyond what is in the text. For those … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Christopher Plummer’s “To Be or Not To Be”

That’s right, everyone, Captain Von Trapp played the young prince of Denmark. Also, Jake has informed me that he has also played a Klingon… so you Trekkies should appreciate this. … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ethan Hawke’s “To Be or Not To Be”

This is from the 2000 film version of “Hamlet” starring Ethan Hawke. It sets Hamlet in modern, corporate America. Reviews vary on the production, many say this is more palpable … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a 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

Alan Cummings as Hamlet

I just found out that Alan Cummings once played Hamlet (in 1993)… which I thought was a really interesting and different choice for the role. Here’s a video with some … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

More on Catholicism in Hamlet

After doing some more thorough research, I have found several articles on Christianity in “Hamlet.” I haven’t read all the way through each of these articles yet, but I’m so … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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