A great group has already signed up for our first adult event offering. There’s still time for you to join us!

We will begin each discussion night at 6:30 p.m. in the undercroft at Redeemer Lutheran Church. You can sign up online here. The events are all free and open to the public, but if you choose to drink a paired wine you must pay per pour.

Jan. 7, Intro: “Why We Read Shakespeare” lecture, by Dr. Larry Arnn, plus 1 hour of Kenneth Branagh’s “Hamlet”

Jan 21, Watch “Hamlet”—1996 version starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh (4 hours long total, so 3 hours this evening)

Feb. 4, Lecture 1: “Something Is Rotten In the State of Denmark,” Dr. Stephen Smith

  • Resource: “Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare: Hamlet,” free online here or widely available online and in libraries. This is a children’s summary of the play’s plot. It’s good to read these before reading the actual play to get the gist so you can focus on nuance with your actual reading.
  • Resource: “Hamlet,” full play online, or obviously available at all bookstores and libraries.

Feb. 18. Lecture 2: “The Play’s The Thing,” Dr. Smith

March 4, Lecture 3: “The Readiness Is All,” Dr. Smith

March 18, Watch “The Tempest”— 2010 Stratford Shakespeare Festival version starring Christopher Plummer (2 hours long)

April 1, Lecture 4: “What Cheer?” Dr. Smith

  • Resource: “Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare: The Tempest,” free online here or widely available online and in libraries.
  • Resource: “The Tempest,” full play online, or obviously available at all bookstores and libraries.

April 15, Lecture 5: “Remember—For That’s My Business to You,” Dr. Smith

April 29, Lecture 6: “The Rarer Action,” Dr. Smith

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