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Re: Shakespeare Prequel Contest
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0256  Monday, 7 February 2000.

From:           Norman J. Myers <
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Date:           Friday, 4 Feb 2000 13:30:21 -0500
Subject: 11.0248 Shakespeare Prequel Contest
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0248 Shakespeare Prequel Contest

>John Updike's new novel, GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS, is a prequel to
>Shakespeare's HAMLET.

Somehow all this sounds like Mary Cowden Clarke's "The Girlhood of
Shakespeare's Heroines."  Then early in this century (or last century,
depending on your point of view) Percy Mackaye wrote a dramatic
tetralogy which told the WHOLE story!
 

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