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Publishing Perspectives’ Reading of “Hamlet” Begins Today

By Dennis Abrams

It’s a new year, and if one of your resolutions was to read more of the classics, what better way to start then to join.

Lawrence Olivier as Hamlet

It’s a masterpiece that rewards multiple readings (which, of course, may be what defines a masterpiece); one that can be viewed through multiple perspectives. As Jan Kott wrote, “There are many subjects in Hamlet. There is politics, force opposed to morality; there is discussion of the divergence between theory and practice, of the ultimate purpose of life; there is tragedy of love, as well as family drama; political, eschatological and metaphysical problems are considered. There is everything you want, including deep psychological analysis, a bloody story, a duel, and general slaughter. One can select at will. But one must know what one selects, and why.”

This is going to be fun. We hope you’ll join us.

Follow the discussion here.

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