Hamlet tells Horatio about Claudius’ plot and his pirate adventures Osric delivers the challenge, and Hamlet mocks him mercilessly Hamlet is ready to die Hamlet apologizes to Laertes Hamlet and Laertes fence Claudius poisons the wine, and Gertrude drinks it and dies Laertes stabs Hamlet, and Hamlet returns the favor Laertes reveals the treachery, and … [Read more…]
1. What is Clear Shakespeare, and who is it for? 2. The life and times of William Shakespeare (15:23) 3. The afterlife of Shakespeare – how he became SHAKESPEARE (37:14) 4. The accidental barriers to reading Shakespeare, and how we can get past them (46:25)
“To Be Or Not To Be” is the most famous speech Shakespeare ever wrote, maybe the most famous speech anybody ever wrote. And it’s about Hamlet contemplating suicide, right? Think again. In this excerpt from Clear Shakespeare, Akiva Fox blows open 400 years of conventional wisdom.