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Updike's <Gertrude and Claudius>
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0758  Tuesday, 11 April 2000.

From:           David Glassco <
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Date:           Monday, 10 Apr 2000 14:38:50 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Updike's <Gertrude and Claudius>

Can someone more knowledgeable than I, tell me if Updike has got his
Danish history right in relation to the "democratic" procedures for the
succession to the throne? It does rather make Claudius's insistence that
Hamlet focus on the royal bed of Denmark (rather than on what has
happened to the royal throne!) more comprehensible....

Thanks,
David Glassco
Trent University
 

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