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François de Belleforest

(1530—1583)


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(1530–83)

French writer; his continuation of Pierre Boaistuau's translation of Matteo Bandello's Novelle, as Histoires Tragiques (1559–82), includes a version of a legend from Saxo Grammaticus which influenced Hamlet (perhaps indirectly), and a story which may have influenced Much Ado About Nothing.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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