An Antic Disposition

An Antic Disposition

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Baker & Taylor
In twelfth-century Europe, the Fool's Guild becomes embroiled in a complex dispute over the crown of Denmark, sending one of their members--Terrence of York--to protect Ørvendil, one of the claimants, whose young son, Amleth, renames Terrence "Yorick," in an intriguing look at the story behind Shakespeare's Hamlet.

McMillan Palgrave
In 1204 A.D., the Fools' Guild is on the run from an enraged Pope Innocent III and the Papal troops he's dispatched to destroy them. Now, hidden in their secret enclave deep within the Black Forest, the fools, troubadours and novitiates, including the jester couple Theophilos and Claudia, come together for their evening gathering to hear Father Gerald, their ancient leader, tell one of the greatest stories from the history of the Guild.

It begins in Denmark, during a time of civil war when three men laid claim to the throne while a fourth watched and bided his time. Into the strategically crucial town of Slesvig, the Guild sends Terence of York, who is promptly dubbed Yorick by the Duke's young son, Amleth. What unfolds is a tale of treachery, tragedy and bloodshed that is the true story behind one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. But Father Gerald's history contains secrets never known to anyone outside the Guild, and as he recounts it, Theophilos feels a chill steal over his heart.

For not even Father Gerald knows the ending of this story. But Theophilos does.


Blackwell North Amer
You only think you know this story.
In A.D. 1204, the Fools' Guild is on the run from an enraged Pope Innocent III and the Papal troops he's dispatched to destroy them. Now, hidden in their secret enclave deep within the Black Forest, the fools, troubadours, and novitiates, including the jester couple Theophilos and Claudia, come together for their evening gathering to hear Father Gerald, their ancient leader, tell one of the greatest stories from the history of the Guild.
It begins in Denmark, during a time of civil war when three men laid claim to the throne while a fourth watched and bided his time. Into the strategically crucial town of Slesvig, the Guild sends Terence of York, who is promptly dubbed Yorick by the Duke's young son, Amleth. What unfolds is a tale of treachery, tragedy, and bloodshed that is the true story behind one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. But Father Gerald's history contains secrets never known to anyone outside the Guild, and as he recounts it, Theophilos feels a chill steal over his heart.
For not even Father Gerald knows the ending of this story. But Theophilos does.

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& Taylor

In twelfth-century Europe, the Fool's Guild becomes embroiled in a complex dispute over the crown of Denmark, sending one of their members--Terrence of York--to protect Orvendil, one of the claimants, whose young son, Amleth, renames Terrence "Yorick."

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312300968
0312300964
Branch Call Number: MYS Gordon, A 100.5 2004
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 22 cm

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