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About the Event

Join us for the live Facebook event ‘Shakespeare Hour: Exploring Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1′
Initially conceived as a forum to reach out to children and young adults, the Shakespeare Hour is a program introducing selected extracts from Shakespeare’s plays and inviting opinion and debate among the participants, encouraging reflection, drawing comparisons with contemporary personal and public experiences and sharing life-lessons with reference to the context.
The themes and content of Shakespeare’s plays are universal and timeless. The characters in the stories are still in us and around us, and in delving into and discussing their emotions, their struggles, their triumphs and disasters, their journeys to self discovery, we can empathize and open windows into our own souls and find deeper meaning in our lives.
Shakespeare was a master in creating characters rich in personality and traits. They never go out of date, with their various qualities of jealousy, ambition, naivety, power, kindness, nobility – the list goes on.
About the Host
A graduate of Kinnaird College, Lahore, where she studied Psychology, Philosophy and Literature, Sophia Bokhari has been teaching English Literature in Karachi for the last twenty years, but prefers to be known as a learner rather than a teacher of this subject.
Her special field of interest is the Elizabethan era and Shakespeare’s works. She considers the study of Literature to be the building block of any civilized society and an essential tool for character building and character enhancement, especially effective in influencing young minds. Her basic purpose in creating The Shakespeare Hour is to open up a platform to revive appreciation of the beauty of words and reflection on how they can inspire us and impact our lives in positive ways.
Date: Sunday, 7th February 2021
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Facebook Live