The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0766 Wednesday, 12 April 2000.
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 23:10:03 +1000
Subject: A Hamlet Prequel
Greetings, one and all...
Has anyone read Updike's newest, Gertrude and Claudius? (Or maybe it
was Claudius and Gertrude...?) I very nearly purchased it yesterday in
our local McBook store, but thought I'd save my $24.95 and ask the
list. The cover blurb goes on and on about how it's all based on the
Ur-Hamlet and Norse history, etc. The first page or two didn't look
promising, but who knows.