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Hamlet: The Back Story


The King’s Arms Pub in Oxford, the first venue outside London where “Hamlet” was performed.

    Alright, so my last post gave you the very basic outline of Hamlet, as told by Disney.  Today, I’m going to look at the back story of Hamlet as a play. Hamlet was first performed in 1602 in London. The first place that it was performed outside of London was a pub in Oxford that sat just outside the city walls of the time.  Read more…

Disney’s Hamlet (a.k.a. The Lion King)

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The Lion King is probably one of the best known children’s movies of the 90’s. What many of you may not know is that this served as your introduction to Shakespeare. Surprised? Read more…

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