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Query: Belleforest's Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0245  Thursday, 4 February 2000.

From:           Elena Fernandez del Valle,
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Date:           Thursday, 3 Jul 1997 19:38:56 -0500
Subject:        Query: Belleforest's Hamlet

I have some questions concerning Francois de Belleforest's Histoires
Tragiques:

1)  How successful was the book?  I mean, was it printed several times,
translated, widely read through Western Europe? Was it translated into
English in Shakespeare's times?

2) Is there a URL for Belleforest's version of Hamlet's story (in either
English or French)?

Any help will be welcome.

Elena Marin

 

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