An exciting new literary lecture: Men, Glorious Men – Hamlet

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2019

Hamlet is the Shakespearian character most written about, quoted and performed.
But what sort of man is the Danish Prince?
Is Hamlet the most famous man in all literature?

Does Hamlet have a serious commitment problem?

Does he abuse his girlfriend?

Or is his dilemma so great that all he can do is talk – talk in some of the greatest language ever written.

What myths did Shakespeare draw on in his creation?

Why did Shakespeare place Hamlet in a castle he never laid eyes on in a country he never visited?

“To be, or not to be: that is the question”
― Hamlet (Act III, Scene I)

Why is Hamlet so important, how does a modern audience ‘read’ him, and what has his influence been?

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I am very excited about this year’s lecture series. Not only do I have a fun and intriguing topic, but I also have a brand new home! I can’t wait to welcome you all to The Australian Maritime Museum where I’ll be presenting this year’s talks.

Located in the Darling Harbour precinct of Sydney’s CBD, the Australian Maritime Museum is easy to get to by bus, light rail, or on foot. There is plenty of affordable parking close by and the vibrant Darling Harbour is just next door. It’s so easy to get to there, my transport flyer will show you how.

At this new and interesting venue, we’ll have a private, comfortable theatre, a delicious morning tea, and if you stay for lunch in the cafe after the talk, you’ll enjoy fabulous water views.

Men, Glorious Men: From Hamlet to James Bond – 2019 Literary Lecture Series

The Theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Getting There:
It’s so easy to get to there, my transport flyer will show you how.
Public Transport: Ferry, light rail and bus stops at the museum, or a 10-minute walk across Pyrmont Bridge from the CBD.
Parking: $15 at Harbourside Secure Parking or The Star. Simply validate your ticket at the reception desk.
More information here:
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Choose from purchasing a 6-lecture package @ $200 (save $40). You must choose either the Friday or the Saturday package.
Or select individual lectures at $40 each.
Tickets will be sent by email unless an additional handling fee is included at checkout.
Please allow a few days after placing your order for your tickets to arrive.

Three days notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Contact us for details.

Ticket price includes lecture, a print handout and morning tea only.

General entry to the museum is not included.

Phone inquiries and bookings: 
(02) 9380 5894

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Image credits-
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet 1948, Two Cities Films adaptation.
Audience at Humanities Theatre by Mohammad Jangda,