Forum Theme 2
Shakespeare’s Ophelia is a complex character—she’s multilayered, conflicted, and evocative. Exactly how a woman from such a golden age of exploration and expansion in England’s history could have lived such a circumscribed existence is certainly understandable, given the time period, but it’s also an incalculable tragedy. In this piece, I invite you to suspend your disbelief and join me in an imaginative quest to see how this star-crossed noblewoman from Denmark might approach Shakespeare’s Sonnets 29, 30, and 122, from a decadent, epicurean, self-indulgent, and entirely postmodern perspective.
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Simpson, Vicki J.
"A Contemporary Ophelia Reads the Sonnets,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 10:
1, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol10/iss1/17