Support this kickstarter type fundraiser the Delaware Shakespeare Festival is doing, or I will look at you crossly

Filed in National by on January 16, 2014

Blowhard mentors. Crushing parental expectations. Old college friends with questionable loyalty. Jealous rivals.

Love. Anger. Confusion. Self-doubt.

And the big questions: When to fight? When to flee? When to act? When to just … be?

I Am Hamlet, and Hamlet is me.

More than 400 years later, it’s still easy to get inside Hamlet’s head, because Hamlet still lives today.

We here at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival are incredibly excited to produce Hamlet this summer (July 11-27 at Rockwood Park!), but there’s so much to talk about in this play, so much that’s relevant to the world and to Delaware, that we can’t wait for July.

And that’s why we’re launching the “I Am Hamlet” Project.

Through the “I Am Hamlet” Project, we plan to take Hamlet to the people of Delaware, from classroom workshops to retirement home discussions, from on-the-street interviews to the Twitterverse. We want to explore the themes of Hamlet that resonate strongly with Delawareans, sparking a conversation that will hopefully lead to self-reflection in ourselves and in our community. At the end, we plan to bring it all together in a big public forum, an “I Am Hamlet” Project town hall at Wilmington University.

To do all that, we need your help. We’ve applied for some grants to help fund the project, but we need to raise additional money to pay for the travel, the spaces, the technology and the time to bring the “I Am Hamlet” Project to life. (For more details on the project, please visit the Delaware Shakespeare Festival website.) Please share our page, contribute anything you can (every little bit helps, truly), and join us this spring as we say: “I Am Hamlet.”

Surely, you can kick in a measly $10 or $20 bucks?

Also – Full disclosure, I am on the board so I can assure you that your money will not be blown on booze or prostitutes like it was when you donated to NPR.

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Comments (9)

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  1. pandora says:

    Okay, I’ll kick in. Uncross those eyes!

    My daughter is reading The Taming of the Shrew” right now, and she loves it. She just finished The Scarlet Letter and loved that, as well. Her PUBLIC school teachers has been amazing. And really, how can people survive without Shakespeare? It’s unthinkable!

    One day I’ll write a post on her debate with her teacher on Of Mice and Men. She won the debate, btw. Gotta support the classics.

  2. pandora says:

    Done!

    (Hope my continued commenting results in pumping up this post!)

  3. Jason330 says:

    Thanks! Your multiple format contributions to the cause are much appreciated.

  4. pandora says:

    This is not spamming/trolling – well, maybe a little. Have you guys donated yet? Come on! Hello? Shakespeare!

  5. Dana says:

    You would look at me crossly regardless! :)

  6. Jason330 says:

    Verily.

  7. Jason330 says:

    Thanks for fixing this post whoever did it!

  8. Blu Gal in DE says:

    Okay, I’m in. Am also thinking about corporate sponsorship – gotta wait to see what taxes I owe!

  9. Geezer says:

    Hamlet, eh? I can’t make up my mind. To donate or not donate, that is the question.

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