Simon Critchley - Stay, Illusion!

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Introduction by Lesley Currier, Managing Director of Marin Shakespeare Company


Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine ($25.00) avoids the customary clichés about the timelessness of the Bard. Author Simon Critchley focuses instead on the timely power of Hamlet to cast light on the intractable dilemmas of human existence.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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ISBN: 9780307907615
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pantheon Books - June 25th, 2013

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex when considered closely.