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Nicki Greenberg: Hamlet – staged on the page

Session Info:

The play’s the thing! Nicki takes you backstage to learn how she adapted Shakespeare’s most famous play into graphic form. Discover how comics can twist the laws of space, time and matter while wrestling with the eternal questions of Hamlet.

This presentation will be tailored to suit the audience, whether they are students who are unfamiliar with Hamlet or classes who are studying the play.

Topics Covered

  • Grappling with Hamlet – the story of this project
  • Graphic narratives and visual storytelling
  • Performance on the page – making an inkblot sing
  • The adaptation process – from concept to final curtain
  • Playing with reality – Hamlet in three dimensions
  • Form as a storytelling device

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