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Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

'Stay, Illusion!': Re-reading Hamlet


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A 1796 painting by Henry Fuseli depicting "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene IV."
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A 1796 painting by Henry Fuseli depicting "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene IV."

In their re-reading of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," philosophy professor Simon Critchley and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster examine the play alongside writers and philosophers such as Lacan, Freud and Melville. The result: "Stay, Illusion!" is a cultural and psychological analysis of the famous play, which reminds us why it has endured. They join us in the studio.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Dr. Jamieson Webster, psychoanalyst in private practice in New York; professor at Eugene Lang College; and co-author of "Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine"
  • Dr. Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at The New School, and co-author of "Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine"

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