Hamlet: Dr Gary Day

"This five-week course will look at Hamlet from different angles. We will look at the sources of the play, its relation to its context, how it developed the conventions of the revenge tragedy, some of its themes, why it continues to fascinate and how different actors have approached the part. All you have to consider is whether to sign up or not to sign up."

Tutor: Dr Gary Day

"Gary Day was a principal lecturer in English at De Montfort. He gave the centenary lecture on F.R. Leavis at Cambridge and for many years was on the committee of the British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies. He is the author of five books, including one on Leavis, and his latest, The Story of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present, was described in the Times Literary Supplement as ‘an ambitious book, richly informative, consistently readable and conscientiously argued’. He has edited various collections of essays on topics ranging from Victorian literature and culture to D H Lawrence. Gary was also for many years a columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. His essay John Bunyan: Class and Englishness will be published in the The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan next year."