06 February 2007

No Holds Bard

The Bard is getting another update.

Author Matt Haig has a new book out, "The Father's Club," that's a modern update on "Hamlet." According to the story in USAToday, the story is no longer set in Denmark, involving a prince or in iambic pentameter. But after 11 year-old Philip is visited by his recently dead Dad's ghost, things start to line up with the general Hamlet plot line. The full story, review, and a link to an excerpt of the book is here.

If you want to test your general knowledge of Hamlet, click here, to link to Elsinore University, courtesy of Jasper Fforde. Don't forget to click on that page's other sponsors as well.

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