'The Readiness is All'
How the Prince of Denmark Can Change Your Life"
This Sunday, January 6, the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking will present another lecture in the CWCT Seminar Series. English teacher Dr. Kohlhepp will discuss Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet. This lecture is well-timed for seniors who are reading the play, then performing key acts, in their English classes this month. The event is open, however, to students in all forms. The lecture will begin at 7 PM in the Bellas/Dixon lecture hall.
The following invitation is addressed specifically to seniors:
Dear sixth formers:
Nervous about your upcoming date with the great Dane? Thinking that Hamlet Night is just another dramatic debacle in the making? Ever wonder why your teachers make you read all this Shakespeare anyway?
Dr. Kohlhepp, who has taught Hamlet so many times that he has bits o' the Bard rattling around in his brain at all times, will answer these questions, and many more. If you come ready to laugh and to listen, you may learn a little something. More importantly, you will roll out of this lecture and into Shakespeare's greatest tragedy with the right mindset for a great experience.
A.J. Kohlhepp earned a Ph.D. in British Literature at The University of Texas - Austin, where here specialized in seventeenth-century verse. In a dozen years with the English department, he has taught every level, in addition to his other duties at Berkshire.