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Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Synopsis
Audiovisual presentation by actor and educator Mark Cabus - made as preparation for a later class - in which he discusses the ways in which Hamlet is a play that can be seen as having special relevance in times of plague / quarantine / Coronavirus. He looks at the context in which the play was originally written and produced, including looking at the impact of the Black Plague and conspiracy theories of a Spanish ‘invisible armada’ that might invade England, provides a detailed analysis of the main character’s motivation and opens and closes by asking that his students consider one overriding question: is Denmark a prison?
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Transmission details
31 Mar 2020
Duration
41 mins

Credits

Contributor
Mark Cabus

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
plague

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/yv4vHqkbphU
Online format
Streamed

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
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