Oct 12, 2022
Have you ever wondered why Claudius becomes king over Hamlet? In today's episode, we are exploring the laws of succession that Shakespeare's audience would have understood and diving into how modern productions have highlighted the geopolitical themes within the play.
Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.
Note: When this episode was recorded, Kourtney Smith was "Korey Leigh Smith".
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Stabler, A. P. “Elective Monarchy in the Sources of ‘Hamlet.’” Studies in Philology, vol. 62, no. 5, 1965, pp. 654–61. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4173509. Accessed 6 Sep. 2022.