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Jul 6, 2022

In today's episode, we are covering the major themes, tropes, and topics related to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. We'll also discuss the challenges involved in reading, performing, and editing Hamlet as well as how scholars have struggled to determine when exactly Hamlet was written. 

Content warning: because of this play's themes, we will be discussing mental health and suicide in this episode. Listen with care. 

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.

Note: When this episode was recorded, Kourtney Smith was using the stage name "Korey Leigh Smith".

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

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Works referenced:

Green, John, et al. “Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder - Hamlet Part 1: Crash Course Literature 203.” YouTube, Crashcourse, 13 Mar. 2014,

Green, John. “Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide - Hamlet Part 2: Crash Course Literature 204.” YouTube, Crashcourse, 20 Mar. 2014,

“Hamlet.” Edited by SparkNotes Editors, Sparknotes, SparkNotes, 2005,

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Edited by Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, Revised ed., Bloomsbury Arden, 2016.