• Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy

    Created September 7, 2010
    Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy

    This lesson sensitizes students to the similarities and differences between cultures by comparing Shakespearean and Bunraku/Kabuki dramas. The focus of this comparison is the complex nature of revenge explored in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and Chushingura, or the Treasury of the Loyal Retainers.

    Inventor Eli Whitney (Cotton Gin) born

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    Eli Whitney obtains a patent for the cotton gin

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