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Stephen Orgel

? None of this bears on the more basic question, the first question students ask, of why Hamlet is not king to begin with. Why did he not he succeed his father? In a provocative recent reading of the play, Margreta de Grazia makes this the missing key: he has been disinherited, in violation of every expectation. This, not his father’s death and his mother’s o’er-hasty marriage, is

in Spectacular Performances
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The Dunsoete Agreement and daily life in the Welsh borderlands
Lindy Brady

overkingship in the seventh century’, Midland History 30 (2005): 1–19; H.  P.  R. Finberg, ‘Mercians and Welsh’, in Lucerna – Studies of Some Problems in the Early History of England (London, 1964): 66–82; and Nicholas Brooks, ‘The formation of the Mercian kingdom’, in The Origins of Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, ed. Bassett, 159–70. 41 For overviews of postcolonial approaches to the Middle Ages, see Gabrielle M. Spiegel, ‘Épater les médiévistes’, History and Theory 39 (2000): 243–50, Margreta de Grazia, ‘The modern divide: from either side’, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern

in Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England