Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel
It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and... show more
It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder.
Struggling to find his place in this strange new order Hamlet tries to rekindle his relationship with Ophelia - the daughter of Elsinore's cunning spy master, a man with plots of his own. Hamlet turns for advice and support to the one person he can trust -- Young Yorick, the slippery, unruly jester, whose father helped Hamlet through a difficult childhood. And all the while the armed forces of Fortinbras, prince of Norway, start to assemble, threatening to bring down Elsinore forever.
Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare's original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.
Publish date: 20-05-2014
Publisher: Audible Studios
Edition language: English
This novelization of Shakespeare’s famous is pretty good. By and large, it sticks to the original, but some aspects are fleshed out more. Gertrude and Ophelia, for instance, get more room and development (with Ophelia being change slightly). What is particularly nice are the references to other S...
This is a retelling of Hamlet, beautifully narrated by Richard Armitage.I know Armitage has been on stage in Hamlet before, and since it is one of my favorite Shakespearean pieces, I decided to give it a go, even though I was not all that thrilled with the authors' prior work, MacBeth. Armitage di...
"A journey through a familiar story which sees it from a different perspective." A.J. Hartley I think what bothered me most about this outing was 1) its similarity in places to Christopher Moore's two recent books Fool and Serpent and 2) the anachronisms. Interesting their take on the back story...