menu
{ "item_title" : "The Norse Hamlet", "item_author" : [" Francois De Belleforest", "Soren Filipski", "Soren Filipski "], "item_description" : "Shakespeare's Hamlet is not a wholly original story, but is the greatest retelling of the legend of Amleth, recorded by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus four centuries before Shakespeare. Saxo's tale is a highly entertaining adventure in its own right and provides insights into the creative processes by which the old, pagan legend evolved to strike fire in the Christian age of Elizabethan theater. This accurate new translation of The Revenge of Amleth by S ren Filipski gives a complete selection of the Amleth legend, including Amleth's often-omitted adventures in Britain. Filipski also provides an historical introduction that traces Saxo's influence on Shakespeare's contemporaries, with exhaustive citations of every Elizabethan reference to earlier versions of Hamlet. Also included is the full text of Fran ois de Belleforest's Hystorie of Hamblet, an influential pre-Shakespearean adaptation of the same story.", "item_img_path" : "https://covers4.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/61/587/891/0615878911_b.jpg", "price_data" : { "retail_price" : "7.75", "online_price" : "7.75", "our_price" : "7.75", "club_price" : "7.75", "savings_pct" : "0", "savings_amt" : "0.00", "club_savings_pct" : "0", "club_savings_amt" : "0.00", "discount_pct" : "10", "store_price" : "" } }
The Norse Hamlet|Francois De Belleforest
local_shippingShip to Me
In Stock.
This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help

Overview

Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is not a wholly original story, but is the greatest retelling of the legend of Amleth, recorded by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus four centuries before Shakespeare. Saxo's tale is a highly entertaining adventure in its own right and provides insights into the creative processes by which the old, pagan legend evolved to strike fire in the Christian age of Elizabethan theater. This accurate new translation of "The Revenge of Amleth" by S ren Filipski gives a complete selection of the Amleth legend, including Amleth's often-omitted adventures in Britain. Filipski also provides an historical introduction that traces Saxo's influence on Shakespeare's contemporaries, with exhaustive citations of every Elizabethan reference to earlier versions of "Hamlet." Also included is the full text of Fran ois de Belleforest's "Hystorie of Hamblet," an influential pre-Shakespearean adaptation of the same story.

This item is Non-Returnable

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615878911
  • ISBN-10: 0615878911
  • Publisher: Hythloday Press
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Dimensions: 7.81 x 5.06 x 0.27 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Page Count: 126

Related Categories

BAM Customer Reviews