The Tragedy of Hamlet

  • by Ronald A. Rebholz (Professor, Chair, English Department, Stanford University), Lawrence Ryan (Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities Emeritus
  • 1 hrs and 28 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

How do you get a handle on Hamlet's complex character? What makes for great performances of the play? Professor Rebholz brings a new and compelling interpretation of this great Shakespearean work, offering insights on Hamlet's mysterious actions and inaction and his slow march toward revenge. He also engages in a lively debate with Professor Ryan about ways to perform the play, and the 2 also discuss its religious and political contexts. Both professors have received Stanford's highest awards for teaching excellence.

For more informative lectures about this work, don't miss A Study Guide to Hamlet.


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a very old lecture recording

I'm sort of surprised they packaged this as sellable content here--it's seemingly a very old lecture, one in which the teacher repeatedly refers to the class handout and other cues that the reader wouldn't have.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Stanford Audio