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Shakespeare

April 23 commemorates 400 years since the death of “The Bard,” William Shakespeare. In honor of this momentous occasion, Vail Public Library will host a special program at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, led by local author and teacher, Kim Cope Tait, on Hamlet. Hamlet is a character audiences love to love. Why are we so drawn to him? What is it that endows him with such intrigue? Perhaps it is that he embodies some of the most basic of human flaws and in the psychological labyrinth through which he passes, on his way to revenge and ultimately his own death, we see all of the potentialities of life as a human. We see the darknesses that exist in the far reaches of our consciousness, and we know that here is someone who is too sensitive, too self-reflective to fight them.

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