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Ophelia Bibliography

Compiled by Thomas Larque
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This Ophelia Bibliography is Copyright © Thomas Larque, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. See the copyright notice on http://shakespearean.org.uk for more details.

The Ophelia Bibliography is a working draft, currently being compiled as a basis for some research that I am working on.  It is, at this stage, inevitably likely to be incomplete and in places perhaps inaccurate.  I have not yet read many of the items listed in this bibliography, and many are included only because I have seen them referred to by other sources.  Although this Bibliography might ideally (eventually) contain listings for every discussion of Hamlet or Shakespeare that contains a substantial and important section on Ophelia, in its early form it will concentrate particularly upon books, plays, and articles that are predominantly about Ophelia and which make this obvious in their titles.  Only items written in English or available in English translation have been included, and only written texts (I have excluded music scores and unscripted devised plays, although written discussions or analyses of these works may be included).  Because of the nature of my research, I have included the author and title of a number of theatrical plays centred on Ophelia, even if they have never (to my knowledge) been published - some of the scripts of these plays are available directly from the author or their agent.  I have not included internet only sources (such as poems and essays published only on the internet), due to their unreliable quality (although I will include articles from online scholarly journals and any other internet sources which have similar peer-review or other clear assurance of quality) .  The Ophelia Bibliography will initially consist mostly of bare bibliographical information on items (title, author, date, and publication details), but I will probably start to add short annotations or descriptions of individual items at a later date.

Acknowledgements:  The initial backbone of this Bibliography has been drawn from a number of other less specific Bibliographies with a wider scope.  I would like to thank the authors of all the sources that I have drawn upon, but particular mention should be made of:  The World Shakespeare Bibliography, Harmonie Loberg's Hamlet Haven (an online annotated Hamlet Bibliography, with a section devoted expressly to Ophelia), Anton Raven's A Hamlet Bibliography and Reference Guide 1877-1935 (with a section devoted expressly to Ophelia), Mr. A.Fish's short 'Bibliography of Hamlet' which appears in Furness's Variorum Shakespeare edition of Hamlet (Vol. 2, pp.397-429), and Philip Kolin's Shakespeare and Feminist Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary.  I have only taken basic bibliographical information from these sources (in order to avoid copyright infringement), and anybody looking for more detailed information about a particular item may find detailed annotations and descriptions in these bibliographies.

Request for Feedback and Updates:  I welcome any additions, corrections, or suggestions regarding the Ophelia Bibliography.  Contact: shakespearean@shakespearean.org.uk . I am particularly keen to hear about any English language books, articles, plays, poems, or other material which concentrate upon Ophelia, and are not already mentioned here.


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Ophelia Bibliography
 

Section 1 - FICTION AND ADAPTATIONS

 

1.1a - PLAYS (centred on Ophelia)

Azuma, Tadashi. A Vision of Ophelia. Translated into English by Yushi Odashima. Unpublished play.

Berkoff, Steven. The Secret Love-Life of Ophelia. London: Faber and Faber, 2001.

Betts, Jean.  Ophelia Thinks Harder. Te Aro: The Women's Press, 1994.

Brownjohn, Alan and Sandy Brownjohn.  Ophelia and the WordsUnpublished play.

Buss, Helen [aka Margaret Clarke]Gertrude and Ophelia. Unpublished play.

Huff, Douglas.  OpheliaUnpublished play.

Lavery, Byrony.  Ophelia. Unpublished play. Extracts published in Mythic Women / Real Women. Ed. Lizbeth Goodman. London: Faber and Faber, 2000.  323-342.

Morris, Thomas. Ophelia. Published in The Best One-Act Plays of 1948-49. Ed. J.W. Marriott. London: Harrap, 1950.

Murray, Melissa.  OpheliaUnpublished play.

Nigro, Don. Dead Men's Fingers. Published in Nigro, Don. Cincinnati and Other Plays: Monologues for the Theatre. New York and London: Samuel French, 1989.

Rogal, Stan. Portrait of Ophelia, Drowned. Unpublished play.

Salz, Jonah. Ophelia. Unpublished play.

Saunders, Jessica and J. Vaughan. The Tragedy of Ophelia. Unpublished play.

Svich, Caradid.  Twelve OpheliasUnpublished play.  Music by Caradid Svich and George Sarah.

Taylor, C.P. Ophelia. Unpublished play.

Thompson, Helena.  Ophelia. Unpublished play.

Wanshel, Jeff. Ophelia. ?: Playscripts, Inc., 2006.

Weissman, Jeffrey and Antonia Tancredi.  Ophelia Unpublished musical.

Wood, Breindel.  Ophelia: The MusicalBook, lyrics, and music by Breindel Wood.  Musical arrangements by Audra White.  Unpublished musical.

Yeger, Sheila.  OpheliaUnpublished play.

 

1.1b - PLAYS (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Anon.  Der Berstrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished). A translation by Horace Furness is printed in Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Ed. Horace Howard Furness. London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1877.  Vol.2, 121-142.

Barker, Howard. Gertrude - The Cry. London: Calder Publications, 2002. [note: Ophelia is replaced within this play by a different female character called Ragusa, but as Ragusa becomes romantically involved with Hamlet it seems obvious that Ragusa is a spin-off from Ophelia, just as another new character, Albert, is a spin-off from, and combination of, Fortinbras and Horatio].

Battlo, Jean. The Little Theatre's Production of Hamlet New York: Samuel French, ?.

Blessing, Lee. Fortinbras. ?: Dramatists Play Service, 1998.

Bobrick, Samuel.  Hamlet II (Better Than the Original)New York: Samuel French, ?.

Breese, Stephen.  The Trial of Hamlet.  Unpublished play.  Available on the internet at http://www.trialofhamlet.com/Rights.htm

Ferris, Monk. Hamlet - Cha Cha Cha!  New York: Samuel French, ?.

Gilbert, William. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: A Tragic Episode, in three tableaux, founded on an old Danish legend. London: Samuel French, ?.

Knowles, Katherine.  Loving OpheliaUnpublished play.  [note: this play is about Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the relationship that he had with Elizabeth Siddal, the artistic model who posed as Ophelia for a painting by Millais.  I've included it for its relevance, even if Shakespeare's Ophelia seems unlikely to garner more than a passing reference, since Siddal herself is part of Ophelia's history].

Marowitz, Charles. "Hamlet". Published in Marowitz, Charles. The Marowitz Shakespeare. London: Marion Boyars, 1978. 28-69.

Morton-Brown, Marla, Jules Odendahl, Kelly Rowett. The Three Faces of Ophelia or What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a River Like This?. Published in Selected Papers from Duke University Women Studies' Graduate Research Conference 1997. Durham: Duke University, 1997.

Müller, Heiner. "Hamletmachine". Published in Adaptations of Shakespeare. Ed. Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier. London: Routledge, 2000. 208-214.  Also available on the internet (Trans. Dennis Redmond) at www.efn.org/~dredmond/Hamletmachine.PDF  

Prendergast, Jane. I, Hamlet. Unpublished play.

Shelley, Jonathan. Alas Poor YorickUnpublished play.

Sherman, James. Magic Time. New York: Samuel French, ?.

Ure, Joan. Something in It for Ophelia. Published in Ure, Joan. Five Short Plays. Ed. Christopher Small. Glasgow: Scottish Society of Playwrights, 1979.

Warburton, N.J. Don't Blame It on the BootsNew York: Samuel French, ?.

 

1.2a - PROSE FICTION (centred on Ophelia)

Bergantino, David. Hamlet II: Ophelia's Revenge. New York: Pocket Star, 2003.

Clarke, Mary Cowden. "Ophelia: The Rose of Elsinore". Published in Clarke, Mary Cowden. The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines: in a Series of Fifteen Tales. London: W.H.Smith and Son, Simpkin, Marshall and Co.,1850-1852.  http://shakespearean.org.uk/oph1-cla.htm

Fiedler, Lisa.  Dating Hamlet: Ophelia's Story. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2002.

Klein, Lisa.  Ophelia.  London: Bloomsbury, 2006.

Megann, Adele. Ophelia. Unpublished novel.  Extracts printed in Megann, Adele. "Claudius Looks: Ophelia and Rosencrantz Discuss Censorship". Mississippi Review 29, no.3 (2001): 56-63.

Morris, Ronald. "The Witness". Shakespeare Magazine 6 no.1 (Winter 2002): ?.  Also available on the internet at http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter02/morris.asp

Reisert, Rebecca. Ophelia's Revenge. ?: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.

Trafford, Jeremy. Ophelia. Thirsk: House of Stratus, 2001.

 

1.2b - PROSE FICTION (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Balint, Christine.  Ophelia's Fan: A Novel?: W.W. Norton and Company, 2004.

Holderness, Graham.  The Prince of Denmark.  ?: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2002.

Lamb, Charles and Mary Lamb. "Hamlet". Published in Lamb, Charles and Mary Lamb. Tales from Shakespeare. 2 vols. London: Thomas Hodgkins, 1807.

Levy, Deborah. "Ophelia and the Great Idea". Published in Levy, Deborah. Ophelia and the Great Idea. New York: Viking, 1989.

Steele, Hunter. Lord Hamlet's Castle. London: André Deutsch, 1987.

Updike, John. Gertrude and Claudius. New York: Knopf, 2000.

 

1.3a - POETRY (centred on Ophelia)

Albergotti, Dan.  "Ophelia at the Brook".  Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 110-111.

Archambeau, Robert. "Ophelia Makes Dean". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 113.

Bang, Mary. "Ophelia". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 114-115.

Bhatt, Sujata. "Ophelia in Defense of the Queen". Poetry Review 83 no.3 (1993): 6-7.

Brautigan, Richard. "The Castle of the Cormorants". Published in Brautigan, Richard. The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster. London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. 72.

Brautigan, Richard. "The Rape of Ophelia". Published in Brautigan, Richard. The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster. London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. 47.

Cookshaw, Marlene. "Ophelia/Reflections". Northern Light 7-8 (1981): 64.

Cothary, Jean. "Ophelia". Shakespeare Newsletter 35 (1985): 3.

Cummings, Peter. "Hamlet to Ophelia". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001):127-130.

Dorsett, Robert. "Mad Ophelia". Forum of Texas 17 no.3-18, no.1 (1979-80): 39.

Fahey, Diane. "Remembering Ophelia". Westerly 30 no.4 (1985): 71-73.

Greenway, William. "Ophelia Writes Home". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 136.

Hall, Leilani. "Ophelia's Rant before She's Heavy with Drink". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 139.

Herbert, Jack. "Ophelia". Literator 17 no.3 (1996): 145.

Herd, Tracey.  "The Last Photo Opportunity".  Published in Herd, Tracey.  Dead Redhead.  Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2001.  58.

Herd, Tracey.  "Ophelia's Confession".  Published in Herd, Tracey.  Dead Redhead.  Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2001.  57.

Herd, Tracey.  "The Ruins".  Published in Herd, Tracey.  Dead Redhead.  Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2001.  61-62.

Huchel, Peter. "Ophelia". Trans. Michael Hamburger. Agenda 32 no.2 (1994): 29.

Kartsonis, Ariana-Sophia. "Jivin' Ophelia through the Afterlife of Broken Love". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 142.

Lugus, Merike. "Ophelia After Centuries of Trying". Poetry Toronto (November 1988): ?.  Also available on the internet at http://www.rodmer.com/MOphelia.html

Melman, Peter. "Upon Ophelia's Death: V.i". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 147.

Militano, Carmelo. "Ophelia in the Garden". Shakespeare Magazine 6 no.1 (Winter 2002): ?. Also available on the internet at http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter02/militano.asp

Paterson, Evangeline. "Ophelia's Ghost to Hamlet". Anglo-Welsh Review 74 (1983): 22-23.

Selley, April. "From the Desk of Ophelia". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 198-199.

Socolow, Elizabeth. "Ophelia". Michigan Quarterly Review 30 (1991): 12-13.

 

Section 2 - SCHOLARLY ANALYSIS AND CRITICISM

 

2.1a - WHOLE BOOKS, Criticism (centred on Ophelia - including books with whole chapter on Ophelia)

Anonymous. "The True Ophelia". Published in Anonymous ["By an actress"]. The True Ophelia and Other Studies of Shakespeare's Women. London and Toronto: ?, 1913. 15-61.

Faucit, HelenaSee the entry for: Martin, Helena [Helena Faucit became Lady Martin before publishing her book]..

Fripp, Edgar. "Katherine Hamlet and 'Ophelia'."  Published in Fripp, Edgar. Shakespeare Studies. ?: ?,?. 128-136.

Gerwig, George William. "Ophelia". Published in Gerwig, George William. Shakespeare's Ideals of Womanhood. East Aurora: The Roycroft Shops, 1929. 121-129.

Gilchrist, Fredericka. The True Story of Hamlet and Ophelia. Boston: ?, 1889.

Heine, Heinrich. "Ophelia". Published in Heine, Heinrich. Heine on Shakespeare. Trans. Ida Benecke. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1895. 109-113. 

Jameson, Anna. "Ophelia". Published in Jameson, Anna. Characteristics of Women, Moral, Political, and Historical [later known as Shakespeare's Heroines]. London: Saunders and Otley, 1832. http://shakespearean.org.uk/oph1-jam.htm

Jenkins, Harold. Hamlet and Ophelia. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.

Kiefer, Carol (Ed.). The Myth and Madness of Ophelia. Amherst: Mead Art Museum: 2001.

Lewes, Lewis. "Ophelia". Published in Lewes, Lewis. The Women of Shakespeare. Trans. Helen Zimmern. London: Hodder, 1895.

McKenney, Marie. "Ophelia". Published in McKenney, Marie. Studies of Shakespeare's Women. St. Paul: McGill-Warner Co., 1908. 103-112.

Mackenzie, Agnes. "Ophelia". Published in Mackenzie, Agnes. The Women of Shakespeare's Plays. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1924. 200-225.

Martin, Helena. "Ophelia". Published in Martin, Helena. On Some of Shakespeare's Female Characters. Edinburgh and London: ?, 1885.  http://shakespearean.org.uk/oph1-fau.htm

Palmer, Henrietta Lee. "Ophelia". Published in Palmer, Henrietta Lee. The Stratford Gallery; or the Shakespeare Sisterhood. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. 29-36.

Somerville, H. "The Mania of Ophelia". Published in Somerville, H. Madness in Shakespearian Tragedy. London: ?, 1929.

Vest, James. The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire. Lanham and London: University Press of America, 1989.

Wingate, Charles. "Ophelia". Published in Wingate, Charles. Shakespeare's Heroines on the Stage. New York: T.Y. Crowell, 1895. Vol. 2.

Young, Alan. "The Ophelia Phenomenon". Published in Young, Alan. Hamlet in the Visual Arts: 1709-1900. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2002. 279-345.

 

2.1b - WHOLE BOOKS, Criticism (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Bamber, Linda. Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1982.

Brandes, George. "Hamlet". Published in Brandes, George. William Shakespeare. London: ?, 1898. 341-392.

Campbell, Lily. "Hamlet: A Tragedy of Grief". Published in Campbell, Lily. Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes, Slaves of Passion. Cambridge: ?, 1930.

Cook, Judith. Women in Shakespeare. London: Harrap, 1980.

Creighton, Charles. Shakespeare's Story of His Life. London: Grant Richards, 1904.

Dreber, Diane. Domination and Defiance: Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986.

Farren, George. Essays on the varieties in mania exhibited by the characters of Hamlet, Ophelia, Lear and Edgar. London: ?, 1826.

Frank, Henry. The Tragedy of Hamlet: A Psychological Study. Boston: ?, 1910.

Graves, Henry. An Essay on the Genius of Shakespeare, with critical remarks on the characters of Romeo, Hamlet, Juliet, and Ophelia. London: ?, 1826.

Hamilton, Sharon.  Shakespeare's Daughters. London: McFarland, 2003.

Lewis, Charlton. The Genesis of HamletNew York: ?, 1907.

Lindley, Arthur. Hyperion and the Hobbyhorse. Newark: University Delaware Press, 1996. "Hamlet" chapter deals with Ophelia. 112-136.

Matthews, Paul. The Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging. New York: Dana, 2003.

Pennington, Michael. Hamlet: A User's Guide. New York: Limelight Editions, 1996.

Pitt, Angela. Shakespeare's Women. London: David and Charles, 1981.

Raby, Peter. Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Rosenberg, Marvin. The Masks of Hamlet. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1992.

White, R.S. Innocent Victims: Poetic Injustice in Shakespearean Tragedy. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Tyneside Free Press, 1982.

 

2.2a - ARTICLES FROM BOOK COLLECTIONS, Criticism (centred on Ophelia)

Aasand, Hardin. " 'The young, the beautiful, the harmless, and the pious': Contending with Ophelia in the Eighteenth Century". Published in Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Joanna Gondris. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997. 224-243.

Baker, David. "Ophelia's Travels". Published in Gender and Culture in Literature and Film, East and West. Ed. Nitaya Masavisut, George Simon, Larry Smith. Hawaii: University of Hawaii, 1994. 3-8.

Barber, Francis. "Ophelia in Hamlet". Published in Players of Shakespeare 2. Ed. Russell Jackson, Robert Smallwood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Beizer, Janet. "Rewriting Ophelia: Fluidity, Madness, and Voice in Louise Colet's La Servante". Published in Embodied Voices: Representing Female Vocality in Western Culture. Ed. Leslie Dunn and Nancy Jones.  New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 152-165.

Brokoph-Mauch, Gudrun. "Salome and Ophelia: The Portrayal of Women in Art and Literature at the Turn of the Century". The Turn of the Century: Modernism and Modernity in Literature and the Arts. Ed. Christian Berg, Frank Durieux, Geert Lernout, Walter Gobbers. Berlin: ?, 1995. 466-474.

Coursen, H.R. "Ophelia in Performance in the Twentieth Century". Published in Kiefer, Carol. The Myth and Madness of Ophelia. Amherst: Mead Art Museum: 2001.

Dawson, George. "Ophelia's Flowers: A Week-Day Sermon from Shakespeare". Published in Shakespeare and Other Lectures. Ed. George St. Clair. London: ?, 1888. ?.

Dunn, Leslie. "Ophelia's Songs in Hamlet: Music, Madness, and the Feminine". Published in Embodied Voices: Representing Female Vocality in Western Culture. Ed. Leslie Dunn and Nancy Jones.  New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 50-64.

Feinberg, Nona. "Jepthah's Daughter: The Parts Ophelia Plays". Old Testament Women in Western Literature. Ed. Raymond-Jean Frontain and Jan Wojcit. Conway: UCA, 1991. 128-143.

Feinberg, Nona. " 'She chanted snatches of old tunes': Ophelia's Songs in a Polyphonic Hamlet". Published in Kliman, Bernice. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2001. 153-156.

Fike, Matthew. "Gertrude's Mermaid Allusion". On Page and Stage: Shakespeare in Polish and World Culture. Ed. Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney. Kraków: Towarzystwo Autorów, 2000. 259-275.

Fox-Good, Jacquelyn. "Ophelia's Mad Songs: Music, Gender, Power". Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Ed. David Allen and Robert White. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995. 217-238.

Hamana, Emi. "Whose Body Is It, Anyway? -- A Re-Reading of Ophelia". Published in Hamlet and Japan. Ed. Yoshiko Uéno. New York: AMS Press, 1995. 143-154.

Kiefer, Carol. "The Myth and Madness of Ophelia". Published in Kiefer, Carol. The Myth and Madness of Ophelia. Amherst: Mead Art Museum: 2001. 11-39.

Klett, Elizabeth. "Reading Between the Lines: Connecting with Gertrude and Ophelia in William Shakespeare's Hamlet (c. 1600)". Published in Women in Literature: A Guide to Gender Issues. Eds. Jerilyn Fisher and Ellen Silber. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. 130-133.

Lamb, Susan. "Applauding Shakespeare's Ophelia in the Eighteenth Century: Sexual Desire, Politics, and the Good Woman". Published in Women as Sites of Culture: Women's Roles in Cultural Formation from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. Ed. Susan Shifrin. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002. 105-123.

Lusardi, James and Schleuter, Jane.  "Offstage Noise and Onstage Action: Entrances in the Ophelia Sequence of Hamlet".  Published in Stage Directions in Hamlet: New Essays and New Directions.  Ed. Hardin Aasand.  ?: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002. 33-41.

Newman, Karen. "Ghostwriting: Hamlet and Claude Chabrol's Ophélia". Published in The Scope of Words. Ed. Peter Baker, Sarah Goodwin, Gary Handwerk. New York: P. Lang, 1991. 167-177.

Nosworthy, J.M. "Hamlet and the Pangs of Love". The Elizabethan Theatre IV. Ed. G.R. Hibbard. Hamden: Shoe String Press, 1974. 41-56.

O'Brien, Ellen. "Ophelia's Mad Scene and the Stage Tradition". Published in Shakespeare and the Arts: Yesterday and Today. Ed. Cecile Cary and Henry Limouze. Washington: University Press of America, 1982. 109-125.

Oshio, Toshiko. "Ophelia: Experience into Song". Published in Hamlet and Japan. Ed. Yoskiko Uéno. Hamlet Collection 2. New York: AMS, 1995. 131-142.

Potter, Lucy. "Ophelia Centre Stage". Published in eXtensions. Ed. Sue Hosking and Diane Schwerdt. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1999. 25-40.

Sasayama, Takashi. "The Night Wanderer and the Fantasy of Dawn: Notes on the Psycho-Aesthetic Meaning of the Ophelia Scenes in Hamlet". Published in Hamlet and Japan. Ed. Yoskiko Uéno. Hamlet Collection 2. New York: AMS, 1995. 121-130.

Scolnicov, Hanna. "Intertextuality and realism in three versions of Hamlet: The willow speech and the aesthetics of cinema". Published in Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. Eds. Holger Klein, James Harner. Shakespeare Yearbook 11. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000. 227-237.

Showalter, Elaine. "Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism". Published in Shakespeare and the Question of Theory. Ed. Patricia Parker, Geoffrey Hartman. London: Methuen, 1985. 77-94.

White, R.S. "Jeptha's Daughters: Men's Constructions of Women in Hamlet".  Published in Constructing Gender: Feminism in Literary Studies.  Eds. Hilary Fraser and R.S. White.  Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1994.  73-90.

Young, Alan. "Ophelia in the Eighteenth-Century Visual Arts". Published in Emblem Studies in Honour of Peter M. Daly. Ed. Michael Bath. ?: Koerner, 2002.

Ziegler, Georgianna. "Sweet rose of May: Ophelia through Victorian Eyes". Published in Kiefer, Carol. The Myth and Madness of Ophelia. Amherst: Mead Art Museum: 2001. 41-51.

 

2.2b - ARTICLES FROM BOOK COLLECTIONS, Criticism (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Ewbank, Inga-Stina. "Shakespeare's Portrayal of Women: A 1970's View". Published in Shakespeare: Pattern of Excelling Nature. Ed. David Bevington, Jay Halio. London: Associated University Press, 1978. 222-229.

Findlay, Alison. "Hamlet: A Document in Madness". Published in  New Essays on Hamlet. Ed. Mark Thornton Burnett and John Manning. Hamlet Collection 1. New York: AMS, 1994. 189-205.

Fortier, Mark. "Undead and Unsafe: Adapting Shakespeare (in Canada)".  Published in Shakespeare in Canada: "A World Elsewhere?". Eds. Diana Brydon and Irena Makaryk. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. 339-352.

Scolnicov, Hanna. "Chekhov's Reading of Hamlet". Published in Reading Plays. Ed. Peter Holland, Hanna Scolnicov. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. 192-205. 

Stanton, Kay. "Hamlet's Whores". Published in New Essays on Hamlet. Ed. Mark Burnett and John Manning. Hamlet Collection 1. New York: AMS, 1994. 167-188.

 

2.3a - JOURNAL ARTICLES (centred on Ophelia)

?, ?. "Chabrol's Ophelia: Mirror for Hamlet". Shakespeare on Film Newsletter 3 (December 1978): 1 and 8.

?, ?. "Hamlet's Love for Ophelia". Blackwood's Magazine xxxiii (?): 400.

?, ?. "John William Waterhouse, Ophelia". Antiques 157 (June 2000): 877.

Allen, Percy. "The Historic Originals of Ophelia". Shakespeare Review, Vol. I (July, 1928): 166-171.

Anderson, Mark. "Ophelia's Difference, or, 'To catch the conscience of the counsellor' ". Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter 35 no.3 (2000): 17-19, 24.

Archer, William. "Ophelia and Portia: A Fable for Critics". The Theatre. N.S. XV (June-December 1885): 17-27.

Baldo, Jonathan. "Ophelia's Rhetoric, or Partial to Synecdoche". Criticism 37 (1995): 1-35.  Also published in Baldo, Jonathan. The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1996.

Barnicout, Constance. "Ophelia: A New Theory of Her Character". Gentleman's Magazine (November 1904): ?.

Beliles, David. " 'I am myself indifferent honest': Hamlet as Ophelia's Seducer". Hamlet Studies 21 (1999): 77-88.

Bligh, John. "The Women in the Hamlet Story". Dalhousie Review 53 (1973): 275-285.

Bloom, Don.  "Ophelia and Her Problems". The Bulletin of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers, n.s. 9.2 (Fall 1986): 6-13.

Blythe, David-Everett. "Ophelia's Echo in Absalom, Absalom!". Mississippi Quarterly 52 (1999-2000): 509-510.

Bongiorno, Dominick. "Why Did Hamlet Enter Ophelia's Closet?". Shakespeare Newsletter 46 (1996): 32.

Bozanich, Robert. "The Eye of the Beholder: Hamlet to Ophelia, II. ii. 109-24". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 31 No. 1 (Spring 1980): 90-93.

Breeze, Andrew. "Welsh Tradition of the Baker's Daughter in Hamlet". Notes and Queries 49 (2002): 199-200.

Brooks, Jean. "Hamlet and Ophelia as Lovers: Some Interpretations on Page and Stage". Aligarh Critical Miscellany 4.1 (1991): 1-25.

Bruun, Erik Rosenkrantz. " 'As your daughter may conceive': A Note on the Fair Ophelia". Hamlet Studies 15 (1993): 93-99.

Burks, Zachary. " 'My Soul's Idol': Hamlet's Love for Ophelia". Hamlet Studies 13 (1991): 64-72.

Burnett, Linda. "Margaret Clarke's Gertrude & Ophelia: Writing Revisionist Culture, Writing a Feminist 'New Poetics' ". Essays in Theatre/Etudes Theatrales Vol. 16 no.1 (November 1997): 15-32.

Burnett, Mark. "Ophelia's 'False Steward' Contextualized". Review of English Studies 46 (1995): 48-56.

Byles, Joan. "The Problem of the Self and the Other in the Language of Ophelia, Desdemona, and Cordelia". American Imago 46 (Spring 1989): 37-59.

Camden, Caroll. "On Ophelia's Madness". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 15 No. 2 (Spring 1964): 247-255. Also published in Shakespeare 400. Ed. James MaManaway. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964. 247-255.

Carlisle, Carol. "Hamlet's 'Cruelty' in the Nunnery Scene: The Actors' Views". Shakespeare Quarterly 18 (1967): 129-140.

Cartmell, Deborah. "Reading and Screening Ophelia: 1948-1996". Shakespeare Yearbook 8 (1997): 28-41. Also published in Cartmell, Deborah. Interpreting Shakespeare on Screen. New York: St. Martin's, 2000.

Corpe, A. "The Rose of May". Catholic World LXXXI (1905): 813-822.

Coursen, H.R. "Ophelia's Doubtful Death". Christianity and Literature 27 no.3 (1978): 28-31.

Dane, Gabrielle.  "Reading Ophelia's Madness". Exemplaria 10 (1998): 405-423.

Derrick, Patty.  "Julia Marlowe's Ophelia: A Portrait of Resistance and Failure".  Theatre History Studies 23 (2003): 25-47.

Donaldson, Sandra. "Ophelia in Elizabeth Siddal Rossetti's Poem 'A Year and a Day' ". Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 2 no.1 (1981): 127-133.

Draper, J. "Ophelia and Laertes". Philosophy Quarterly XIV (1935): 38-53.

Farjeon, H. "Was Ophelia Mad?". New Statesman and Nation V (29 April 1933): 532-533.

Finkelstein, Richard. "Differentiating Hamlet: Ophelia and the Problems of Subjectivity". Renaissance and Reformation 21.2 (Spring 1997): 5-22.

Fischer, Sandra. "Hearing Ophelia: Gender and Tragic Discourse in Hamlet". Renaissance and Reformation 14 (1990): 1-10.

Fleissner, Robert. "Ophelia as Expecting, Not Merely Expectant: Margrete Anticipated".  Hamlet Studies 25 (2003): 175-188.

Floyd-Wilson, Mary. "Ophelia and Femininity in the Eighteenth Century: 'Dangerous Conjectures in ill-breeding minds". Women's Studies 21 (1992): 397-409.

Fraser, R. Scott. "On Ophelia". Shakespeare Yearbook 11 (2000): 238-259.

Fripp, Edgar. "Katherine Hamlet and 'Ophelia'." Times Literary Supplement (17 March 1927): 185.

Gay, Jane de. "Playing (with) Shakespeare: Byrony Lavery's Ophelia and Jane Prendergast's I, Hamlet". New Theatre Quarterly 14 (May 1998): 125-138.  Reprinted in Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women.  Eds. Lizbeth Goodman and Jane de Gay.  Bristol: Intellect, 2003.  49-63.

Greenwood, George. "False Lights on Shakespeare". National Review LXXXIX (March 1927): 114-124.

Guilfoyle, Cherrell. " 'Ower swete sokor': The Role of Ophelia in Hamlet". Comparative Drama 14 (1980-81): 3-17.  Also published in Drama in the Renaissance: Comparative and Critical Essays. Ed. Clifford Davidson, C.J. Giankaris, John Stroupe. New York: AMS Press, 1986. 163-177.

Hamada, Shihoko. "Kôjin and Hamlet: The Madness of Hamlet, Ophelia, and Ichirô". Comparative Literature Studies 33 (1996): 59-68.

Hamana, Emi. "Let Women's Voices Be Heard: A Feminist Re-Vision of Ophelia". Shakespeare Studies (Shakespeare Society of Japan) 26 (1987-88): 21-40.

Harris, Arthur. "Ophelia's 'Nothing': 'It is the false steward that stole his master's daughter". Hamlet Studies 19.1-2 (Summer-Winter 1997): 20-46.

Hassel, R., Jr. "Painted Women: Annunciation Motifs in Hamlet". Comparative Drama 32 (1998): 47-84.

Holleran, James. "Maimed Funeral Rites in Hamlet". English Literary Renaissance 19 (1989): 65-93. Also published in Shakespearean Criticism: Yearbook 1989. Ed. ? Williamson. ?: ?, 1989.

Horwitz, Eve. " 'So young and so untender?': Ophelia and the Power of Obedience".  Journal of Literary Studies/Tydskrif vir Literaturwetenskap 4 no.1 (1988): 104-117.

Hudson, Arthur.  "Romantic Apologiae for Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia". ELH Vol. 9 No. 1 (March 1942): 59-70.

Jenkins, Harold. "Hamlet and Ophelia". Proceedings of the British Academy 49 (1963): 135-151. Also published in Jenkins, Harold. Structural Problems in Shakespeare: Lectures and Essays. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.

Jenkins, Ronald. "The Case Against the King: The Family of Ophelia vs. His Majesty King Claudius of Denmark". Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 17.3-4 (Aug. 1996): 206-218.

Jofen, Jean. "Two Mad Heroines: A Study of the Mental Disorders of Ophelia in Hamlet and Margarete in Faust". Literature and Psychology 11 (1961): 135-151.

Johnson, Charles. "Ophelia". The New Englander and Yale Review N.S. IX (August 1886): 679-691.

Klein, Joan. " 'Angels and Ministers of Grace': Hamlet, IV v-vii". Allegorica 1.2 (1976): 156-176.

Knowles, Richard. " 'The real of it would be awful': Representing the Real Ophelia in Canada". Theatre Survey 39 no.1 (1998): 21-40.

Latham, Grace. " 'O Poor Ophelia!' " The New Shakespeare Society's Transactions Part II (1880-1885): 401-430.

Lee, Chi-fan. "What Happens in Ophelia's Burial Scene: An Approach to the Role Played by Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet". Wen Shih Hsueh Pao [Journal of the College of Liberal Arts] 20 (March 1990): 1-8.

Leith, A.A. "Ophelia and Liége". Baconiana Ser. 3 XII (1914): 244-245.

Leverenz, David. "The Woman in Hamlet: An Interpersonal View". Signs 4 (1978): 291-308.

Levin, Richard. "More Nuns and Nunneries and Hamlet's Speech to Ophelia". Notes and Queries 41 (239) (1) (March 1994): 41-42

Liston, William. "Laertes' Advice to Ophelia in Hamlet, I.iii.12-14". College Literature 12 (1985): 187-189.

Loftus, C. "Ophelia". Delineator LXVII (January 1906): 78-81.

Lyons, Bridget. "The Iconography of Ophelia". ELH Vol. 44 No. 1 (Spring 1977): 60-74.

MacDonald, Michael. "Ophelia's Maimèd Rites". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 37 No. 3 (Autumn 1986): 309-317.

Mackaryk, Irena. "Ophelia as Poet: Ukraïnka and the Woman as Artist". Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 20 (1993): 337-354.

McKenzie, James. "Exit Ophelia". Notes and Queries 17 (1970): 129-130.

McKnight, D.A. "The Tragedy of Ophelia: Renunciation". Poet-Lore XII N.S, IV (1900):253-270.

McManaway, James. "Ophelia and Jephtha's Daughter". Shakespeare's Quarterly Vol. 21 No. 2 (Spring 1970): 198-200.

Melchiori, Barbara. "A Note on the Murdered Duncan and the Drowned Ophelia". English Miscellany 26-27 (1977-78): 155-161.

Minogue, Valerie. "Rimbaud's Ophelia". French Studies 43 (1989): 423-436.

Monteiro, George. "Ophelia in The Waste Land". Notes on Modern American Literature 10. no.1 (1986): item 5.

Moore, Peter. "Ophelia's False Steward". Notes and Queries 41 (1994): 488-489.

Muir, Kenneth. "Sabrina and Ophelia". Notes and Queries 26 (1979): 121-122.

Nagele, Rainer. "Phantom of a Corpse: Ophelia from Rimbaud to Brecht". MLN Vol 117 No. 5 (December 2002): 1069-1082.

Newman, Lucile. "Ophelia's Herbal". Economic Botany 33 no.1 (1979): 227-232.

Newstrom, Scott. "Saying 'Goodnight' to 'Lost' Ladies: An Inter-Textual Interpretation of Allusions to Hamlet's Ophelia in Cather's A Lost Lady and Eliot's The Waste Land". Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter 39 nos.2-3 (Summer-Fall 1995): 33-37.

Nosworthy, J.M. "The Death of Ophelia". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 15 No. 4 (Autumn 1964): 345-348.

Otten, Charlotte. "Ophelia's 'Long Purples' or 'Dead Men's Fingers' ". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 30 No. 3 (Summer 1979): 397-402.

Painter, Robert and Brian Parker. "Ophelia's Flowers Again". Notes and Queries 41 (1994): 42-44.

Peiris, T.M. "Ophelia: A Theory". Hecate: A Women's Interdisciplinary Journal 22 no.2 (1996): 140-143.

Pessoni, Michele. " 'Let in the Maid, that out a maid never departed more': The Initiation of Ophelia: Hamlet's Kore Figure". Hamlet Studies 14 (1992): 32-41.

Peterson, Kaara. "Framing Ophelia: Representation and the Pictorial Tradition". Mosaic 31.3 (1998): 1-24.

Peucker, Brigitte. "Droste-Hülshoff's Ophelia and the Recovery of Voice". JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology 82 (1983): 374-391.

Philip, Ranjini. "The Shattered Glass: The Story of (O)phelia". Hamlet Studies 13 (1991):73-84.

Powers, Rhonda. "Margaret Cavendish and Shakespeare's Ophelia: Female Role-Playing and Self-Fashioned Identity". In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 9 nos.1-2 (2000): 107-115.

Pyles, Thomas. "Ophelia's 'Nothing' ". Modern Language Notes. Vol. 64 No. 5 (May 1949): 322-323.

Ratcliffe, Stephen. "What doesn't happen in Hamlet: The Queen's Speech". Exemplaria 10 (1998): 123-144.

Resetarits, C.R. "Ophelia's Empathic Function". Mississippi Review 29 no.3 (2001): 215-217.

Risum, Janne. "The Voice of Ophelia". New Theatre Quarterly 10 (1994): 174-182.

Roberts, Katherine. "The Wandering Womb: Classical Medical Theory and the Formation of Female Characters in Hamlet". Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly 15 (1995): 223-232.

Roberts, Leonard and Mary Evans. " 'Sweets to the Sweet': Arthur Hughes's Visions of Ophelia". Journal of Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Studies 1 no.2 (1988): 27-36.

Romanska, Magda. "NecrOphelia: Death, Femininity and the Making of Modern Aesthetics". Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts, Vol. 10 : No. 3, (2005): 35-53.

Romanska, Magda. "Ontology and Eroticism: Two Bodies of Ophelia". Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 34: No. 6 (September 2005): 485-503.

Ronk, Martha. "Representations of Ophelia". Criticism 36 (1994): 21-43.

Rutter, Carol. "Snatched Bodies: Ophelia in the Grave". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 49 No.3 (Autumn 1998), 299-319.  Also published in Rutter, Carol. Enter the Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage. London: Routledge, 2001.

S, E.F. "The Insanity of Ophelia". The Sketch (26 April 1905): 46.

Saburo, Sato. "Hamlet, Polonius, and Ophelia in Meiji Japan". Comparative Literature Studies 22 (1985): 23-33.

Saburo, Sato. "The Japanization of Ophelia in Shimazaki Toson's Plays". Comparative Literature Studies 24 (1987): 231-242.

Scolnicov, Hanna. "Gertrude's willow speech: Word and film image". Literature/Film Quarterly 28 (2000): 101-111.

Seaman, John. "The 'Rose of May' in the Unweeded Garden". Études Anglaises 22 (1969): 337-345.

Seng, Peter. "Ophelia's Songs in Hamlet". Durham University Journal 56 NS 25 (1964): 77-85.

Shintri, Sarojini. "The Two Faces of Woman: A Study of Ophelia and Gertrude". Journal of the Karnatak University 27 (1983): 53-59.

Shudofsky, M. Maurice. "Sarah Bernhardt on Hamlet". College English 3 (1941): 293-295.

Siegfried, B.R. "Ethics, Interpretation, and Shakespeare's Ophelia: The Re-Emergence of Visual Phronesis in the Works of Maclise, Rossetti, Préault, and Abbey". Shakespeare Yearbook 11 (2000): 197-226.

Stopes, C.C. "Katherine Hamlet and 'Ophelia'." Times Literary Supplement (24 March 1927): 215.

Tandon, B.G. "Why Does Ophelia Die Offstage?". Aligarh Journal of English Studies 15 (1993): 1-5.

Taylor, Barbara. "Deciphering Ophelia: Preface to a 'Document in Madness' ". Discoveries: South-Central Renaissance Conference News and Notes 16 no.2 (1999): 7 and 14.

Teresa, Sister. "Shakespeare's Ophelia and Portia as Types of Womanhood". Catholic School Interests VIII (January 1903): 406.

Tobin, J.J.M. "Apuleius and Ophelia". Classical Bulletin 56 (1980): 69-70.

Tobin, J.J.M. "On the Name Ophelia". American Notes and Queries 16 (1978): 34-35.

Tobin, J.J.M. "The Unique 'Flaxen' in Ophelia's Mad Song". Hamlet Studies 3 (1981): 110-111.

Tracy, Robert. "The Owl and the Baker's Daughter: A Note on Hamlet IV.v.42-43". Shakespeare Quarterly 17 (1966): 83-86.

Velz, John. "Ophelia's 'longed long' ". Notes and Queries 34 (1987): 215.

Vest, James. "Reflections of Ophelia (and of Hamlet) in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo". Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. 22 no.1 (1989): 1-9.

Wagner, Linda. "Ophelia: Shakespeare's Pathetic Plot Device". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 14 No. 1 (Winter 1963): 94-97.

Walton, C. "A Brief for Ophelia". Poet-Lore III (16 November 1891): 569-572.

Wechsler, Judith. "Performing Ophelia: The Iconography of Madness". Theatre Survey 43 no.2 (2002): 201-221.

Wentersdorf, Karl. "Hamlet: Ophelia's Long Purples". Shakespeare Quarterly Vol. 29 No. 3 (Summer 1978): 413-417.

White, R.S. "The Tragedy of Ophelia". Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 9 (April 1978): 41-53.

Williams, Gordon. "Ophelia's 'Show' ". Trivium 4 (1969): 108-111.

 

2.3b - JOURNAL ARTICLES (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Boose, Lynda. "The Father and the Bride in Shakespeare". PMLA 97 (1982): 325-347.

Burnett, Linda. " 'Redescribing a World': Towards a Theory of Shakespearean Adaptation in Canada". Canadian Theatre Review 111 (2002): 5-9.

Charney, Maruice and Hanna Charney. "The Language of Madwomen in Shakespeare and His Fellow Dramatists". Signs 3 (1977): 451-460.

DiMatteo, Anthony. "Hamlet as Fable: Reconstructing a Lost Code of Meaning". Connotations 6.2 (1996/1997): 158-179.

Hill, James. " 'What, are they children?': Shakespeare's Tragic Women and the Boy Actors". Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 26 (1986): 235-258.

Savu, Laura Elena.  "In Desire's Grip: Gender, Politics, and Intertextual Games in Updike's Gertrude and Claudius".  Papers on Language and Literature 39, no. 1 (2003): 22-48.

Simon, Bennett. "Hamlet and the Trauma Doctors: An Essay at Interpretation". American Imago 58.3 (Fall 2001): 707-722.

Stockholder, Kay. "Sex and Authority in Hamlet, King Lear, and Pericles". Mosaic 18 (1985): 17-29.

Traub, Valerie. "Jewels, Statues, and Corpses: Containment of Female Erotic Power in Shakespeare's Plays". Shakespeare Studies 20 (1988): 215-238.  Also published in Shakespeare and Gender: A History. Ed. Deborah Barker, Ivo Kamps. London and New York: Verso, 1995. 120-141.

Wilt, Judith. "Comment on David Leverenz's 'The Woman in Hamlet' ". Women's Studies 9 (1981): 93-97.

Winstanley, Lilian. "Hamlet and the Essex Conspiracy". In two parts.  Aberystwyth Studies VI (1924): 47-66 and Aberystwyth Studies VII (1925): 37-50.

 

2.4a - COMMENTARY IN EDITIONS (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Adams, Joseph Quincy.  "Commentary". Published in Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Ed. Joseph Quincy Adams. Boston and New York: ?, 1929. 173-334.

Wilson, John Dover. Published in Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Ed. John Dover Wilson. Cambridge: ?, 1934.

 

2.5a - UNPUBLISHED DISSERTATIONS (centred on Ophelia - including those with at least a chapter devoted to Ophelia)

Dior, Cynthia. “Ophelia: Becoming the violet”. MA Diss. Idaho State University, 1998.

Evans, Carolyne. “A critique of feminist criticism in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’: The decomposition of Ophelia and Gertrude”. MA Diss. University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1998.

Grigg, E.M. "The onstage relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia in four UK productions of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' ".  MA Diss.  University of Birmingham, 2004.

Hamilton, Ross. " 'And Nothing Pleaseth But Rare Accidents': A Literary History of Accident". PhD Diss. Yale University, 1995.

Holbert, Carolyn. “Mad sex and sexual madness: Female characters in tragic drama”. PhD Diss. University of New Mexico, 1998.

Kantack, Jerri. "Romantic Musical Characterizations of Ophelia". DMA Diss. Alabama University, 1993.

Lee, Kathryn. " 'A Document in Madness': Victorian Representations of Ophelia". MA Diss. University of Birmingham, 1990.

Odom, Susan. "Four Musical Settings of Ophelia". DMA Diss. North Texas State University, 1991.

Parkinson, Michelle. “ ‘Some Precious Instance’: Ophelia, madness and Renaissance woman”. MA Diss. Utah State University, 2000.

Rappold, Lee Ann. "Hamlet and the Elizabethan Common Law". PhD Diss. University of California - Santa Cruz, 1992.

Rhodes, Kimberly. "Performing Roles: Images of Ophelia in Britain, 1740-1910". PhD Diss. Columbia University, 1999.

Romanska, Magda. "NecrOphelia: Death, Femininity and the Making of Modern Aesthetics".  PhD Diss.  Cornell University, 2006.

Romotsky, Sally. "Sex and the Family in Hamlet". PhD Diss. Georgia University, 1973.

Seder, Kimberly.  “An Actor’s Approach to the Chracterization of Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ ”. MFA Diss.  California State University, 1994.

Suprenant, Susann. "Shakespeare Re-Visions: Representations of Female Characters in Appropriations and Radical Performance Adaptations of Shakespeare's Plays". PhD Diss. Oregon University, 2000.

Yanosky, Sabrina. "A Theatrical-Critical Approach to Hamlet's Women for Actors and Critics". PhD Diss. University of California - Berkeley, 1988.

 

2.5b - UNPUBLISHED DISSERTATIONS (in which Ophelia has a significant part or is treated with great originality)

Cannon, Charles. “Hamlet’s Objective of Killing Claudius Fuels Dramatic Action”. MA Diss. University of Nevada, 1996.

Carotenuto, Silvana. “The swan song: The Shakespearean tragedy and its ‘other’ body”. PhD Diss. University of Essex, 1997.

Hammock, C. Earlene. “Madness, myth, and misogyny: A study of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, ‘King Lear’, and ‘Macbeth’ ”. PhD Diss. University of New Mexico, 1999.

Lehman, Amy. “Theatricality, madness and mesmerism: Nineteenth-century female performers”. PhD Diss. Indiana University, 1996.

Mastronardi, Maria. “From the DSM to Ophelia: Teenage girls and the psychological complex”. PhD Diss. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.

Nicoletti, Lisa. “Resuscitating Ophelia: Images of suicide and suicidal insanity in nineteenth-century England”.  PhD Diss. University of Wisconsin, 1999.

Stryk, Lydia. “Acting Hysteria: An Analysis of the Actress and Her Part”. PhD Diss. City University of New York, 1992.

Thomsen, Kerri. “Disappearing Daughters: Prosperina and Medea in the Works of Spenser and Shakespeare”. PhD Diss. University of Massachusetts, 1994.

 

Section 3 - REVIEWS

3.1a - THEATRE REVIEWS OR ACTOR PROFILES OF SHAKESPEARE'S  HAMLET (centred on Ophelia)

?, ?. "Madame Miolan-Carvalho as Ophelia". Athenæum (1875): I, 497.

?, ?. "Madame Nilsson as Ophelia". Athenæum (1875): I, 497.

?, ?. "Miss Horton as Ophelia". Athenæum (1840): 238.

Larque, Thomas. Rev. of The Tragedy of Hamlet and Ophelia, New Fortune Theatre, dir. John Russell Brown. Shakespeare Bulletin 20.1 [Winter 2002]: 23-24. See also Larque, Thomas. "Putting Ophelia Centre-Stage" in section 3.1b.

 

3.1b - REVIEWS OF THEATRICAL ADAPTATIONS (centred on Ophelia, in new plays based on Hamlet)

Berkowitz, Gerald. Rev. of Something in It for Ophelia by Joan Ure, Sirkus Theatre, dir. Ingrid Smith. Shakespeare Quarterly 31 (1980): 163-167.

Cook, William. Rev. of The Tragedy of Ophelia by Jessica Saunders and Jay Vaughan, Theatre of Reflections, dir. Jay Vaughan. City Limits (12 September 1991): ?.

Houlahan, Mark. Rev. of Ophelia Thinks Harder by Jean Betts. SPAN: Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies 39 (1994): 96-101.

Kelly, John. Rev. of Ophelia by Jeff Wanshel, National Theatre of the Deaf. Washington Post (26 March 1993) "Weekend": 33.

Larque, Thomas. "Putting Ophelia Centre-Stage: A Review of Three Ophelia Plays: The Secret Love-Life of Ophelia by Steven Berkoff, The Tragedy of Hamlet and Ophelia directed by John Russell Brown, Ophelia by Helena Thompson". A Groat's Worth of Wit 13.2 (June 2002): 33-35.

Larque, Thomas. Rev. of The Secret Love-Life of Ophelia by Steven Berkoff, King's Head Theatre, dir. Steven Berkoff. Shakespeare Bulletin 20.1 (Winter 2002): 22-23.

Muggli, Mark. Rev. of Ophelia by Douglas Huff.  Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 1.1 (Spring 2005). Published on the internet at http://atropos.english.uga.edu/cocoon/borrowers/request?id=116102 .

Norman, John. Rev. of The Tragedy of Ophelia by Jessica Saunders and Jay Vaughan, Theatre of Reflections, dir. Jay Vaughan. Shakespeare Bulletin 10.2 (Spring 1992): 24-26.

Pollack, Joe. Rev. of Ophelia by Jeff Wanshel, National Theatre of the Deaf. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (27 September 1992): D2.

Shorter, Eric. Rev. of Ophelia by C.P. Taylor, Oxford Playhouse Company, dir. Nicholas Kent. Drama 127 (1977-78): 61-71.

Winn, Steven. Rev. of Ophelia by Jeff Wanshel, National Theatre of the Deaf. San Francisco Chronicle (17 October 1992): C4.

 

3.2a - REVIEWS OF PROSE OR POETRY ADAPTATIONS (centred on Ophelia)

Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Rev. of Ophelia by Jeremy Trafford. TLS: The Times Literary Supplement (21 December 2001): 20.

Roe, Sue. Rev. of Ophelia and the Great Idea by Deborah Levy. TLS: The Times Literary Supplement (23-29 June 1989): 695.

S., P. Rev. of Ophelia and the Great Idea by Deborah Levy. Unisa English Studies 31 no.1 (1993): 65.

 

3.3a - REVIEWS OF SCHOLARLY BOOKS AND ARTICLES (centred on Ophelia)

Anon. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby. Choice 20 (1982-1983): 1609.

Baker, Susan. Rev. of The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire by James Vest. Shakespeare Bulletin 10.3 (1992): 45-46.

Bassan, Fernande. Rev. of The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire by James Vest. French Forum 16 (1991): 114-115.

Brody, Elaine. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby. Nineteenth Century French Studies 12 no.4-13 no.1 (1984): 210-212.

Brookner, Anita. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby. TLS: The Times Literary Supplement (17 December 1982): 1395-1396.

Connon, Derek. Rev. of The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire by James Vest. Modern Language Review 86 (1991): 1025-1026.

Desai, R.W. Rev. of "Ophelia's 'False Steward' Contextualized" by Mark Burnett and "Ophelia's Rhetoric, or Partial to Synecdoche" by Jonathan Baldo. Hamlet Studies 19 (1997): 120-136.

Dutton, Richard. Rev. of The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire by James Vest. Shakespeare Survey 44 (1992): 224-244.

Hatten, Charles. Rev. of The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire by James Vest. South Atlantic Review 55 no.4 (1990): 104-107.

Hutchings, William. Rev. of "Maimed Funeral Rites in Hamlet" by James Holleran. Hamlet Studies 11 (1989): 97-99.

Hutchings, William. Rev. of "Ophelia's 'Longed Long' " by John Velz and "The Japanization of Ophelia in Shimazaki Toson's Plays". Hamlet Studies 10 (1988): 152-160.

Mallett, Nicole. Rev. of The French Face of Ophelia from Belleforest to Baudelaire by James Vest. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 17 (1990): 162-165.

Mitchell, Sally. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby. Library Journal 108 (1983): 143.

Nurnberg, Monica. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby.  French Studies 37 (1983): 231.

Potter, Louis. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby. Shakespeare Survey 37 (1984): 188-202.

Williamson, Jane. Rev. of Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby. Theatre Notebook 38 (1984): 47.


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