Seven Lectures on Hamlet

“What I read in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with the help of Theory, is Shakespeare’s, and Hamlet’s, fundamental humanity. What I see in the play, and what I see in the character of Hamlet, reflected back at me as in a mirror, is my own humanity. If you know Hamlet, you know me”

SevenLectures

1f actor of color

available for production

About the Play:

While her country is emerging from colonialism, a young graduate student travels to Europe to study Shakespeare. After she returns to her homeland to become a professor, she discovers that the stakes are higher in the real world than in any of the literary theories she likes to lecture about.

Note:

The play is designed to work equally well for any non-white female actor.  The race and ethnicity of the actor will shape the audience’s perception of the specific history and politics of the fictional post-colonial country in which the play is set.

Readings:

  • Drake Theatre, Philadelphia, May, 2017.

Download the latest version of the script at:
or contact the playwright directly.

Direct all inquiries about performance rights to the playwright.

Poster by Adam Riggar