March 28, 2013
- I Hate Hamlet! Post-play Discussion of
- Time: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
- Location: Horrabin Hall Theater
- Description: When is art "art"? The Western Illinois University Theatre comedy I HATE HAMLET, explores our conflicted feelings about Shakespeare and high art and television and entertainment. TV actor Andrew Rally is cast in a production of Hamlet and is miraculously coached on his performance by the ghost of the great 1940's actor, John Barrymore. In the process Andrew must deal with friends who don't revere Shakespeare and with his girlfriend and Barrymore who definetly do revere the Bard. The audience gets to examine its own feelings about Shakespeare, television and what, exactly, is "art"? Join us for this hilarious comedy and the post-play discussion, where you can give your argument for or against Shakespeare.
Tickets to the actual play must be purchased from the Hainline Box Office 309.298.2900 (NOON to 5:00 PM). The discussion will immediately follow the performance.
This discussion is part of the Art and Self Perception event series and questions may be directed to the University Libraries Administration Office at 309-298-2762.
- Related Web Site: Art and Self Perception
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- Source: Libraries