Teaser Tuesday: The Elsinore Appeal: People vs. Hamlet
January 20, 2015
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read.
•Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. (I tend to go over this limit a LOT!)
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Good morning and Happy Tuesday! Since I'm still reading The Curiosity and have already teased it, I thought I'd share a teaser from another of my favourite books, The Elsinore Appeal: People vs. Hamlet by The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The premise is that Hamlet survives his wound from the duel wth Laertes and is tried and conviced six homocides: Laertes, Ophelia, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern, Polonius, and Claudius. This case is an attempt to overturn those convictions, and contains all the transcripts and briefs from the hearing. It's fun and interesting!
Here are my teasers from page 53 regarding the deaths of Rozencrantz and Guildenstern:
Judge Frankel: But what about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, your adversary says you have have a corps problem.
Mr. Gillers: Oh I don't think so.
Judge Frankel: What's the evidence that they're dead?
Mr. Gillers: There was, first of all there was no challenge to it. But there was an authenticated death certificate from England brought in to the court below and properly introduced in evidence.
Hope you guys are all having a great week so far! Cheers!