Alas, Poor Yorick

Front Cover
Hidden Knowledge, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 404 pages
0 Reviews
This book is historical adventure fiction with dramatic interest--it's the "backstory" to Shakespeare's "Hamlet" -- set in Elsinor Castle two decades before the events of the play, and featuring the political affairs and romantic entanglements that will lead inexorably to the events of the Tragedy of the Prince Hamlet.It has treason, murder, illicit love affairs, humor, pathos, and five jesters. And a sense of grim foreboding that mirrors the Bard's own, as one by one, jesters die in mysterious ways.We think it will be extremely popular with the middle-school to college age groups; with all Shakespeare fans; with fans of mysteries, adventure, and historical fiction; and with Yarbro's large loyal following. The author's university degree is in Theater, and her love for the field comes through clearly.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

GERTRUDE
MECT
RAISSA
WAR
HAMLET
FOUR
FAVOR
DISTRACTIONS

CLAUDIUS
RICARDIS
CLAUDIUS
MIDWINTER
COUNCIL
ODUVIT
TWO
FORTINBRAS
SPRING
GERTRUDE
SONS
YORICK
TOLLO
AUTUMN
HAMLET
MIDWINTER
HEDRANN
REVELS
THREE
CLAUDIUS
DIPLOMACY
LOVERS
GARDENS
RICARDIS
PLAYERS
ENVOYS
YORICK
HIERONYMOUS
AUTUMN
BETRAYAL
DUTY
TREASON
BIRTHDAY
COUNCIL
CELEBRATION
MIDWINTER
FIVE
MARGITHA
GERTRUDE
WAR
HAMLET
COUNCIL
HAMLET
ODUVIT
GERTRUDE
MIDWINTER
HAMLET
LOVERS
RETURN
TRIUMPHS
PLAYERS
BETRAYALS
YORICK
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was born in Berkeley, California on September 15, 1942. She graduated from San Francisco State College in 1963 and worked as a demographic cartographer until becoming a full-time writer in 1970. She writes horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels including Time of the Fourth Horseman, To the High Redoubt, Spider Glass, Arcane Wisdome, and The Saint-Germain Cycle series. She has received several awards including a Life Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association in 2009 and a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention in 2014. In 1997, the Transylvanian Society of Dracula bestowed a literary knighthood on her.

Bibliographic information