Horatio s Version What happened after the end of Hamlet when the four corpses had been borne away How did Horatio carry out the Prince s dying injunction to tell my story Alethea Hayter s narrative takes the form of t

  • Title: Horatio's Version
  • Author: Alethea Hayter
  • ISBN: 9780571258949
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • What happened after the end of Hamlet, when the four corpses had been borne away How did Horatio carry out the Prince s dying injunction to tell my story Alethea Hayter s narrative takes the form of the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry with Voltimand as Chairman, alternating with Horatio s commentary in his diary As the one witness who knows all the facts, Horatio atWhat happened after the end of Hamlet, when the four corpses had been borne away How did Horatio carry out the Prince s dying injunction to tell my story Alethea Hayter s narrative takes the form of the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry with Voltimand as Chairman, alternating with Horatio s commentary in his diary As the one witness who knows all the facts, Horatio at first hopes he can bring out the truth by sticking to essentials, keeping out of the case the women, the voyage to England and, of course, the Ghost he was solemnly sworn not to mention to a living soul But he finds himself up against formidable resistance .This is a brilliant imaginative reconstruction, a work of virtuosity that immediately makes you want to re read the play.In addition to this title, Faber Finds is reissuing the following of Alethea Hayter s titles Opium and the Romantic Imagination, A Sultry Month, A Voyage in Vain and Mrs Browning.

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      Hayter was the daughter of Sir William Goodenough Hayter, a legal adviser to the Egyptian government, and his wife, Alethea Slessor, daughter of a Hampshire rector Her brother, another Sir William Goodenough Hayter, went on to become British ambassador to the Soviet Union and Warden of New College, Oxford, while her sister Priscilla Napier was a biographer.Hayter spent her early years in Cairo, Egypt, in the years before the First World War, where the three Hayter children were well taught by a governess The children s lives changed dramatically when their father died, still in his fifties, and they returned to England in reduced circumstances Alethea Hayter was only twelve years old Her sister Priscilla later described their happy childhood in Cairo in her memoir A Late Beginner 1966 The three all won scholarships for their higher education Hayter was educated at Downe House School, in Berkshire, then under the headship of its founder Olive Willis, and at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she arrived in 1929 and went on to graduate BA in modern history Of her time at Oxford, Hayter later wrote We were conventional and innocent, though we considered ourselves pioneering and revolutionary not in politics, we were not much interested in them, but in our preferences in literature, the arts, social values In our Oxford days, none of us could have boiled a potato, let alone made a souffl , or would have known an azalea from a stinging nettle She never married.Following her years at Oxford, Hayter was on the editorial staff of Country Life until 1938 During the Second World War she worked in postal censorship in London, Gibraltar, Bermuda, and Trinidad.In 1945, she joined the British Council, and in 1952 was posted to Greece as an assistant Representative In 1960, she went to Paris as Deputy Representative and assistant cultural attach , and her apartment on the le Saint Louis became a meeting place for writers and artists Her last British Council posting was as Representative to Belgium, and she retired in 1971.She was a member of the governing bodies of the Old Vic and the Sadler s Wells Theatre and of the management committee of the Society of Authors.



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