Gertrude and Claudius - About Names Summary & Analysis

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About Names Summary and Analysis

The names in Part 1 are taken from the account of the ancient Hamlet legend in the Historia Danica of Saxo Grammaticus, a late-twelfth-century Latin text, first printed in Paris in 1514. The spellings in Part 2 come from an adaptation of Saxo printed in Paris in 1576. The names in Part 3 are from the source used by Shakespeare, probably a German work printed in 1781 from earlier manuscripts. The names used in the summaries correspond to the names used in the book.

The names of the major characters are:

Gerutha/Geruthe/Gertrude

Horwendil/Horvendile/Hamlet

Feng/Fengon/Claudius

Amleth/Hamblet/Hamlet

Corambus/Corambis/Polonius

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