Photo by Rick Russell
Michael Barnhart as Hamlet
Monday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m.—WOODSTOCK— Three nights of stimulating conversation about works of William Shakespeare begin on Aug. 15 and continue on Aug. 22 and 29 at the Norman Williams Public Library, 10 the Green, in Woodstock. Michael Barnhart, artistic director of the Raw Shakespeare Company, will lead discussions of three particularly intriguing passages taken from “Hamlet,” “Troilus and Cressida,” and “Richard III.”
For those who wish to read ahead, the lecture schedule is as follows:
Aug. 15: “Troilus and Cressida,” Act I, Scene 3. The entire scene, especially Ulysses’ two long monologues.
Aug. 22: “Hamlet,” Act III, Scene 3. Claudius’ soliloquy, “O, my offense is rank and smells to heaven.”
Aug. 29: “Richard III,” Act I, Scene 2. The entire scene, especially the dialogue with Gloucester and Lady Anne.
These discussions are suited to anyone who is interested in Shakespeare, whether you are new to his works or have studied him in great detail. Barnhart’s lively delivery assures enjoyment for everyone.
All programs begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.