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Hamlet by Shakespeare, William

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ISBN 9789381182512 – STEERFORTH CHILDREN’S – RANDOM HOUSE US Paperback 90 pp – Oct 2019

Malini Roy works as a freelance researcher and writer in Frankfurt, Germany. She would love to be able to create graphic novels. But a chronic inability to shape any form of visual art, other than that allowed by a blob of plasticine, has left her thrashing in the nether regions of writing and adapting scripts, such as a creative sequel to a short story by Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore (forthcoming, HarperCollins India, 2016). Time and again she bugs comics artists in order to produce the odd academic article, published in essay collections such as Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature (ed. Lefebvre, Routledge, 2013).

A concise, highly enjoyable adaptation of the classic Shakespeare drama.

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Once upon a time on a dark winter night, a ghost appears on the ramparts of Castle Elsinore in Denmark. It closely resembles the recently deceased king of Denmark. The guards see it first, and then the scholar Horatio confronts it. But it doesn’t speak to them. Impatient to know what the ghost’s appearance means, they summon Hamlet, the prince of Denmark. Hamlet has returned to Denmark to attend his father’s funeral. Yet, he finds himself also attending his mother Gertrude’s wedding to his uncle Claudius, who has inherited the throne. What will the ghost tell Hamlet? One of the most intense and intriguing tragedies of all time is built upon the answer to this question. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is not just a story of a mad prince out to avenge his father’s death. It is also the story of the struggle of a nation against Fate. It is the story of human willpower battling the odds. It is not only the story of a man at war with the world around him, but also the story of a man in conflict with his own mind. It is the story of a time when something is rotten in the state of Denmark.