Hamlet’s Ghost Release Event
Event Date: Tuesday, November 1
Event Time: 6 p.m. |Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room
In the first act of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Ghost of the dead King of Denmark appears to his son, setting off a chain of events that culminates in the play’s notoriously bloody finale. But how would this mysterious figure have been understood in Shakespeare’s world?
Join Professor Stephen Greenblatt as he discusses themes from his New HarvardX course, Hamlet’s Ghost, which will take learners through an exploration of the Ghost’s uncanny theatrical power and the historical contexts from which it emerged. Light refreshments will be served. Registration for the course is currently open at edX.