Item description for The Prince of Denmark by Graham Holderness...
This fictional rewriting of the Hamlet story reexamines the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia, and probes the circumstances of Ophelia's mysterious suicide before imagining the possibility of a different plot that does not end with the prince's murder. The conflicts and alliances between ancient Viking chivalry, Renaissance realpolitik, and Christian forgiveness are dramatically explored. The story of Hamlet is reinvented and reset in an intensively imagined Scandinavian culture. Newly translated passages from Old English, Icelandic, and Old German poems and sagas provide a rich source of romantic and mythological parallels and correspondences.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2001
Publisher University Of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN 1902806123 ISBN13 9781902806129
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More About Graham Holderness
Graham Holderness is Research Professor in English at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published extensively in early modern and modern literature, and drama. His influential publications include Shakespeare's History (1985), The Shakespeare Myth (1988), the trilogy Cultural Shakespeare: Essays in the Shakespeare Myth (2001), Visual Shakespeare: Essays in Film and Television (2002) and Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word (2003), the innovative biography Nine Lives of William Shakespeare (2011) and the novel The Prince of Denmark (2001). He is also a dramatist and poet, and his poetry collection Craeft received a Poetry Book Society award in 2002.
Graham Holderness has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Hertfordshire.