Reading Hamlet

In part because readers and audiences continually find meaning and insight in Hamlet, the play comes to us with a great deal in tow: legendary stage and film performances, notable critical analyses, and a multitude of interpretations. In a close cooperative reading solely of the text, bringing the collective questions and perceptions of the group to bear through discussion and occasional voluntary performance, we shall seek to develop our own sense of the play. No prerequisites or special training will apply beyond a willingness to read thoughtfully, share perplexity, and propose ideas in a mutually supportive classroom.

  • Group Leader(s): ROGER STACEY
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Times: 10 a.m. - noon
  • Start Date: 10/3/2019
  • End Date: 11/7/2019
  • Sessions: 6
  • Exceptions: none
  • Venue: Prescott House
  • Teaching Style: Seminar
  • Weekly Preparation: 1 hour
  • Biography:

    Roger Stacey taught English for many years, first at the Taft School and subsequently at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols. He holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.A.T. from Harvard and did further graduate work at Tufts University and Oxford. This will be his third course for Beacon Hill Seminars following Reading Satire in 2017 and One Book: Huckleberry Finn in 2018.

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