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Not Your Grandmother's Hamlet


John Gielgud, Digital ID th-15592, New York Public LibraryJohn Gielgud as Angelo in Measure for Measure

That is, the kick-off to Shakespeare Week—April 15 to 20 here at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Schizophrenia, nomadism, Lacan (oh the joys of serendipity—I just ordered his Television: A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Profession), Deleuze, all the quite-cut edge philosophers and concepts.  

However, if you wish to go the other way, look at our Digital Gallery, under Shakespeare Hamlet. You'll see, in addition to the likes of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, stills of once-notables such as Edwin Booth, Herberft Beerbohm Tree, Johnston Forbes Robertson, Ellen Terry—the venerated Greats when John Gielgud (he's there also) was young. This is your Grandmother's Grandmother's Hamlet.

Here's a slide show, which if Mr. Fowler allows, I'll run before his presentation. The Ancients before the Moderns.

Cheers - Jay


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