[fic] Malkin Grey: Elsinore

May 03, 2014 23:46

[ Random: Crossover ]

Title: Elsinore
Writer: Malkin Grey
Status of work: Complete
Characters and/or pairings: Sam, Dean, Hamlet, Horatio
Rating: Teen
Warnings, kinks & contents: [Click to read]Occasional violence and bad language.
Length: 23,840
Summary: I have done shameless and premeditated damage to every version, source, and analogue of Hamlet from Shakespeare to Saxo Grammaticus and back again. This isn't meant to be the real Europe in the real 16th century, either, but someplace more akin to the fantastical version of it that we see reflected in the wavery mirror of Shakespeare's inventions. (Among the many other distinctions, both Denmark and Norway at that time were ruled by members of the House of Oldenburg, instead of the fictitious dynasties that Shakespeare wrote about and that I have unabashedly stolen.) Also, I have made a whole lot of stuff up.

Reccer's notes: Do you like Supernatural? Do you like Hamlet? Two great tastes that apparently go even better together. The author makes the excellent decision to give it local flavour with the name changes, but to retain a clarity of speech that removes it from pastiche and treats it pretty seriously. It gives time and attention to both sources - Sam and Dean's brotherly relationship while it manifests differently, is very close to the show, and the translation of canon events to such a different time and place is remarkably well handled. It's long, meaty and meticulous and I highly recommend.

c: sam winchester, t: au: noncanonical, *random, c: dean winchester, *gen, fic: 15-50k, ^fic

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