Spring Students Read Shakespeare at Hamlet's Castle

Spring Students Read Shakespeare at Hamlet’s Castle

To conclude the spring semester, students in the Hamlet: Prince of Denmark elective course brought William Shakespeare’s play to life at Kronborg Castle in Helsingør.

Standing in the castle’s oldest room, students dramatically read excerpts from the play, with an audience of DIS staff and faculty, homestay hosts, visiting families, friends, and roommates. Kronborg Castle is famous worldwide as the setting for Shakepeare’s tradegy, ‘Hamlet.’

Amongst the audience was Helsingør’s daily newspaper, ‘Helsingør Dagbladet.’ There to cover the event, their article highlighted the evening as a “great experience for both the performers as well as the spectators.”

The semester elective course Hamlet: Prince of Denmark is taught by Visiting Faculty Member, Chris Fee from Gettysburg College. The course brings light to one of the great classics of English literature, ‘Hamlet, Price of Denmark,’ and explores conflicting theories concerning the origin and development of Hamlet. Chris also took part in the performance at Hamlet’s Castle.

Beginning summer 2016, students attending DIS Summer Sessions will also have the chance to dive into Shakespeare’s world and literature, as the semester course will be offered in the summer and include a study tour to London. Stay tuned – the summer course will be live on our website in August 2015!

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