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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: Hamlet and the Ambassadors


April 26, 2012

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Hamlet is set in a single location: Elsinore. People leave for foreign countries and return, ambassadors come and go, but no scene takes place outside the environment of the royal castle. The talk will imagine what this setting and what the embassies and foreign travel mean for the play and what it would have meant for Shakespeare’s contemporaries to learn about Denmark from the stage. 

Andras Kisery is assistant professor of English at The City College of New York, and is currently working on a book, Politicians in Show: Drama and the Circulation of Political Knowledge in Early Modern England.

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