Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: How Hamlet Can Help Us Through Our Grief and Despair – Brain Pickings

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Shakespeare–Grief and Loss–Why He Still Matters:

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     There are any number of essays out there in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death reflecting on why Shakespeare’s works still matter to us. My favorite is this meditation by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings on the power of Hamlet to console us in times of grief and despair. This is a great read for the 400th anniversary weekend.

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““Hamlet is about the precise kind of slippage the mourner experiences: the difference between being and seeming, the uncertainty about how the inner translates into the outer…”

Source: Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: How Hamlet Can Help Us Through Our Grief and Despair – Brain Pickings

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of Kentucky Shakespeare

Courtesy of Kentucky Shakespeare

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