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Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare circa 1600. Shakespeare's most famous play, this tragedy tells the story of Denmark's Prince Hamlet, and his disastrous quest for revenge against his father's murderer.

Hamlet will be discussed by Scholars at Wright beginning Thursday, February 6, 2003, and on three successive Thursdays, Feb. 13, 20, and 27. The lectures will begin at 7:45 p.m. and run until 9:15, including a question and answer session.

This course will utilize the Bantam Classics Edition of Hamlet, ISBN# 0553212923. This edition is edited by David Bevington, who will also give the fourth lecture in the series.

For information on enrolling in the Scholars at Wright presentation of Hamlet, please click here.


The first lecture will be given on February 6 by Professor Peter Kaye of Northwestern University. Professor Kaye has delivered several lectures for Scholars at Wright.


Professor Michael Petersen, Wright College, will deliver the second lecture on February 13. Petersen has been an instrumental member of Scholars at Wright for several years, helping to organize the attendance of local advanced placement high school students.


Professor Perry Buckley, Wright College, will deliver the third lecture on February 20. Buckley is an English Literature instructor at Wright College, specializing in the teaching of Shakespeare.

  Bevington Professor David Bevington of the University of Chicago will deliver the fourth and final lecture on February 27. Bevington is an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and is the editor of the edition being used in the course. He has also edited numerous other Shakespeare publications.

To register or for inquiries, email Professor Edward Mogul at 


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