Thursday, August 19, 2021

REGISTER TODAY — Shakespeare Book Club is Back!




“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark!” Shakespeare’s chronically contemplative prince takes center stage in this exciting exploration of the secrets, sins, and psychoses of the Danish court. The series begins with Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, where participants will unpack the thrills and challenges of this riveting work, and also examine numerous stage and film productions. With Hamlet as the foundation, the series goes on to explore compelling derivations, including Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and John Updike’s Gertrude and Claudius, as well as other notable works. All scripts and materials are included with the registration fee.


Led by Director of Education,

Brian B. Crowe


Tuesday Evenings

7 - 9:30 PM EST

Virtually via Zoom


October 5 — November 23, 2021

(Eight Sessions)


All sessions will be conducted live over Zoom.






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Prince of Denmark

Rosencrantz &


Are Dead

Gertrude & Claudius



In-Person Book Club Add-on Bonus


In this special supplement to our Book Club, participants will gather at STNJ’s Kean Theatre Factory for the chance to read Hamlet in-person. This relaxed, social gathering provides an opportunity for participants to read aloud and hear the text; sharing in the process of bringing the scenes to life. Light fare will be provided.





Tuesdays, 7-9:30 PM EST

September 21 & 28, 2021

(Two Sessions)

The Shakespeare Book Club is made possible by generous support from

The Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, and other charitable donors.