Online Book Club – Hamlet

“Alas, poor Yorick!”

The LPW Online Book Club is here!

For our first outing, we’ll be reading Hamlet. There’s a good chance you’ve encountered this play before – but analyzing it as a playwright is an entirely different experience. We’ll be approaching the text from a writer’s perspective to look at why it works and has continued to fascinate generations of theatremakers and audiences.

How does it work?

All you need to do is read the play and come on over to our Members Facebook Group to join the discussion! Book club threads will be marked with the hashtag #bookclub, so it will be easy to find the discussion.

When does it start?

We’re giving you two weeks to read the play, and then discussion will start at lunchtime on Friday 15 September 2017. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished the play by then, we’ll be starting at the beginning with our discussion, so there will still be a lot that you can get out of it.

However, we can’t be held liable for any spoilers, so if this is something that will bother you, probably best to finish the play before the book club starts.

We’ll be discussing the play in the Facebook Group throughout the rest of the month of September, so if there’s a question or a topic you want to explore with a group of writers, this is the perfect opportunity.

Need a copy?

This classic is in the public domain and easy to get your hands on, but if you need to buy a copy, you can do so at the link below. (And if you buy through this Amazon Affiliate link, a small portion of the sale will go towards supporting LPW – at NO extra charge to you!)

We really rate the Arden Shakespeare edition, because the notes are so thorough – if you’re looking to dig deep into this text, you can’t go wrong.

Hamlet: The Arden Shakespeare (£12.99)

If you’re on a budget but still want to own your own copy, have a look at the RSC Edition (£7.99) or the Wordsworth Classics (£1.99).

See you in two weeks to begin our watch on the ramparts!

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