(lives between pages) (irisbleufic) wrote in schoslashtic,
(lives between pages)

"Thoughts" - Ophelia, Hamlet/Horatio - PG13

Title: Thoughts
Fandom: Hamlet
Characters/Pairing: Ophelia, Hamlet/Horatio implied
Rating: PG-13
Notes: I've always been fascinated by the tendency for directors to have Ophelia go off on Horatio during the "By Gis and by Saint Charity/Alack, and fie for shame/Young men will do't, if they come to't/By cock, they are to blame" part of her song in the madness scene. If directorial decisions - enacted, picked up, and endlessly replicated - so easily enter popular canon, then it is only fitting to ask why.
Summary: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.

(For I am more than half sick of shadows, having become a shadow myself.)
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